Bernie Mac (Birth name: Bernard McCullough)
Date of Death: August 9, 2008
Age at Death: 50
Fatal Details: Mac died early in the morning of complications due to pneumonia, after having been hospitalized for several weeks at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. A few years before, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs. Just before his death, Mac had finished working on the film Soul Men with Samuel L. Jackson and singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, the latter of whom died the following day of a stroke.