On Bernie Mac

Actor Bernie Mac passed away earlier today, apparently of pneumonia. He was fifty years old.

To be honest, I wasn’t that familiar with Mac’s work. I loved his performance in Bad Santa as the head of security for a Phoenix department store. If I caught a bit of The Bernie Mac Show, the sitcom he did for FOX, I’d sit down and watch it. I’d forgotten entirely that he was in George Clooney’s Ocean’s movies, but now that I think about it, I’m nodding my head and going, “Oh, yeah.”

And now, he’s gone.

Fifty’s far too young. 🙁

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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