Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes Died



I realize this happened on Saturday, but holy shit, Bernie Mac died. People says:

[He] passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” his rep, Danica Smith, told PEOPLE. “No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family’s privacy continues to be respected.” On Aug 1, Mac was admitted to a hospital at Northwestern Memorial hospital with pneumonia said his rep, adding that he was expected to recover, despite widespread rumors about the seriousness of his condition.”

And Oscar and Grammy winner, Isaac Hayes, 65, was found dead in his Memphis home yesterday. The musician and actor had a history of high blood pressure and a stroke in 2006. People reports:

A releative discovered an unresponsive Hayes near an exercise machine in their home at midday, and Hayes was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. when he arrived at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office tells PEOPLE. “The family had last seen him about noon,” says Steve Shular, public information officer for that office. “Family members had gone to the grocery store and left him home. When the family came home around 1, his wife’s cousin found him lying on the floor in the basement near a treadmill. The treadmill was running, so it is believed that he had been working out.”

Isaac Hayes was a Scientologist, but he was Chef on South Park and he wrote the theme song to Shaft, so I guess that balances the scales enough for me. Bernie Mac made absolutely everything he touched funnier , so I can’t understand for the life of me why he and George Carlin both died this year, yet Dane Cook is still breathing. Hey, remember that one time Dane Cook made a weird face and did a silly walk across the stage? Oh my God, stop! I’m dying here! I’m dying!


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