Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac Canceled

At 8:43 this morning a receive a text message saying that Actor/Comedian, Bernie Mac passed away. What the hell? I just read yesterday that he was recovering nicely from his bout with pneumonia and was being released. Maybe it is one of those sick jokes that people send out? That is what runs through my mind (after all, it did come via a number with no name attached).

So, I immediately check google and sure enough, it is true. Bernie Mack passed away early this morning, at Northwestern Memorial hospital. So, some time while I was downloading pictures and sharing the great time I had at my pre-forty birthday bash, Mr. Mac passed away at the age of 50. Fifty, yall! That is not old.

This news ,and reading the article confirming it to be true, made me so sad. I don’t really know why either. It’s is not like that I am so star struck that I was devastated by the news. It isn’t even that I was the humongous fan, who thought he was the best comedian to ever grace God’s green earth. So, why is it that the news of the man’s death hit me kind of hard?
Is it because it happened so close to be getting ready to celibrate another year of my life and the news of a man, who seemed to be so filled with joy and goodwill, only served to remind me of just how mortal we are?

I really don’t know. And I don’t want to go on a pity, party parade. I’ll just mourn his passing and say a silent prayer for his family and friends.

In memory of Mr. Mac, who was born Bernard McCullough, I have posted a picture of him, as well as a picture of the most spectacular rainbow I have ever seen. It made a complete arch in the sky, but I was not able to capture it in all it’s glory. God is a miracle maker, regardless of you believe system. All thing happen for the good of Him. May you rest in Peace Mr. Mac. I didn’t know you, but I would think you would want us to celebrate your life, rather than be depressed over your passing.

Remember, no matter how young or old you maybe, life is short and death comes like a theft n the nightt. No one knows the day or hour when it may pay us a visit. So, live your life to the fullest and treat your love one as well as your enemies like today is the last day of the rest of their lives. Get all that love in while you can and if they pass away, no regrets. And if they live another day? Cool. You get the shower them with just as much love that day too.
Hell, love is free. Pass it around, you cheap bastards!

-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.


Big O said...

Its kinda crazy cuz i didnt even know he was sick...been out the loop workin in Nebraska.

Never know when its ya it up.

FREEDOM said...

I'm In Mourning too One cousin called me with the news, then immediately i logged on to see if it was on the front page. it was about 3 down in the stroll i was mad at that. he should have been on the front page

A sad day today indeed Bernie Mac has pasted away at the age of 50.

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

UR right tomorrow is not promised to/for NO MAN!

Beautiful Rainbow.

I was just sayin no cuzzin in this post, but u put a little sumthing sumthing in there at the

Stew said...

R.I.P. Bernie Mac

Don said...

Rest In Peace, Bernie.

Death comes like a thief in the night - I agree.

naijalines said...

R.I.P Bernie. This is quite shocking.

And cut out the swearing, bro. A man just passed. Have some respect for the dead!:)

RealHustla said...

Awwww man this is very surprising to me and sad. So surprising that I don't know what to say. I appreciate your tribute.

Cocoa Rican said...

It's incredibly sad. In light of my recent birthday I feel the gives us a glimpse at how real life is...that no matter what you have or what you own, when it's your time no one can stop it. It also gives me the wherewithal to live fully - without skimping on anything because one day that train is going to pull into the station and that conductor is going to ask for my ticket - whether we're ready to leave town or not.

Prince Xem VanAdams-Lumumba said...

I THINK that we Subconsciously look at Celebrities as Immortal Spirits. SERIOUSLY. We see them so often, read about them so frequently, and hear all of the stories surrounding their personal and public lives, that we BEGIN to THINK we know them. So, when News of this sort hits the airwaves, we become SAD, as IF it were a Good Friend or Family Member.
I Immediately THOUGHT to Myself the SAME Thing You did; 50 isnt even old.

Its SCARY Man.

Madam Z said...

This is an excellent commentary on the fragility of life, Elliot. I liked and admired Bernie Mac. He always seemed so full of life, I can't even imagine him emptied of life.

But like you said, "life is short and death comes like a thief in the night...So, live your life to the fullest...Get all that love in while you can."

Good advice.

Curious said...

I didn't even know he was sick. I guess it's important to realize that no matter how gifted a person can be, and he was terribly gifted at least in my eyes, no one is guaranteed a long life or riches or even happiness. But as you say, we should all live our lives to the best of our abilities every chance that we get and perhaps we and those that we affect will find meaning in our endeavours. I know I found meaning in Bernie's.

Curious said...

P.S. when you talk about "love is free," you're not talking about that booty call with no attachments that you're interested in are you?

Anonymous said...

Maybe izza becuzza he black. And had bad credick.

What the hell are you talking about it should have been front page? There is a war, an election, Olympics, Russia/Georgia disaster, and oh yeah Bernie fuckin' Mac died. Did George Carlin make front page? No, he did not. Guess what, kids... he's white.

prettyinpink said...

i really love this dude...still in shock

Ms Smack said...

Always so sad when someone with great talent loses their life.