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Kings of Comedy remember fallen royalty, Bernie Mac, tonight

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The Kings of Comedy -- clockwise from bottom left, D. L Hughley, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer -- during a tour in 2000. (AP file)


The "Original Kings of Comedy" -- D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey -- gather at 8 tonight on CNN's "Larry King Live" to remember their comrade, Bernie Mac.

Mac, who died this week in a hospital in his native Chicago, was a part of that comedic quartet that frequently toured together to huge sell-out crowds.

UPDATE: Also, WCIU-Channel 26 will remember Bernie Mac with four hours of special programming this weekend. The lineup -- including a new hourlong tribute special, interviews with his admirers and episodes of his sitcom -- will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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The world lost a special man. Bernie Mac was really a one of a kind! He was genuine, and just told it like it was. He kept it real at all times. How many people do you know would come up with the idea to have a sitcom about raising his sister's kids because she was on drugs? Bernie discussed how Black parents really raise their kids!!! How we want to "bust them in the head to the white meat"!!!! We love you Bernie, but God loved you more!

Rest well

I am from the Southside of Chicago (Can you say Fernwood Elem.), and have been in the military for the last 18 years. In my many travels I have always found comfort in comedy. Starting with Redd Fox, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, and Chris Rock to name a few. Bernie Mac really knew how to bring out the Culture in Comedy!
So, it didn't matter if I was in the middle of IRAQ, and we were watching the King's of comedy - Bernie Mac allowed me - the peace of mind - too forget about what was going on around me. And, simply laugh and live - just for that moment. I will definately be on a mission to find the DVD Disc set of The Bernie Mac show! Due to my preparation of a return trip to the Dessert! He will be missed, and he is now in heaven! Performing and making a different audience laugh!
Representing the Southside, the artillery, and the United States Army! You heard that America - Bernie will live on - in our thoughts, hearts, and minds!
EJC

The "Mac" represented all that is best in Chicago Brothers..

He told it like it was..

Didn't take sh.t from anyone..

Always put family first..

Never let you forget he was from Chi-town..

We need more STRONG brothers like him to represent!!

Later, Bernie.. You will not be forgotten..

My sincere prayers goes out to the Family of Bernie Mac. I only hope that society as a whole will take heed and learn how important health and wellness is and the need to make a "lifetime commitment" to the cause.

Let's not allow Bernie's death to be in vain. Take responsibility to secure your health by cleansing your entire body of excessive waste and toxins. Consume plant-based foods, coupled with good nutritional supplements to include, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and oxygenation of the cellular level. Add lots of fresh water to your diet, and start an exercise program that include cardio activity. Adding this combination of wellness to your daily regimen, will assist to increase your immune system, and give your body the opportunity to do what GOD INTENDED..."TO HEAL ITSELF".

Blessings and Wellness,

I share my story...bcuzicare!!

THERE'S A BRIGHTER DAY AHEAD!!!!!!!!! MR. MAC WILL BE MISSED AND WE WILL LAUGH MANY DAYS IN THE FUTURE ABOUT THE THINGS HE SHARED.

TO THIS GREAT FAMILY, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE YOU ALLOWING US TO HAVE A LITTLE PIECE OF BERNIE MAC!!!!!!!! { JANIECE} LOSING A FATHER IT IS VERY HARD. I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE,TRUST ME YOU WILL SMILE EACH TIME YOU REMEMBER HOW HE SAID YOUR NAME. WHEN YOU NEED TO HEAR HIS VOICE OR WHEN YOU NEED ADVICE, YOUR MIND WILL AUTOMATICALLY THINK, " HOW WOULD DADDY DO THIS." I MISS MY DAD VERY MUCH, BUT I KNOW I'M GONNA SEE HIM AGAIN SOME DAY!!!!!!!!!

BE ENCOURAGED THAT HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND AMERICA LOVED YOUR DAD!!

I am deeply saddened to her about Bernie Mac's death. He was my favorite comedian and there will never be another him. He was just naturally funny and I appreciated him for that. Family, my heart goes out to you and just know that God won't put anymore on you than you can bare. God Bless and you are all in my prayers.

U WILL BE MISS MY BROTHER. TO THE FAMILY NO SORRY ON THIS EARTH THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT BARE, WE MUST BE STRONG TOGETHER MUCH LOVE FRANKIE JOYNER & FAMILY.

Magic happens when two hearts become connected, and memories can never be erased. When the lord calls our loved one home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of celebration.

I am a native from the Windy City Chicago South side was born and raised there he will be missed.


God Bless!

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