Bernie Mac dies from complications from pneumonia

In August 2008, Mac was admitted to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

After a week of unsuccessful medical treatment, Mac died in the early morning hours of August 9. In the final three years of his life, Mac publicly disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in his lungs. Mac's public funeral was held a week later on August 16 at the House of Hope Church with over 8,000 people in attendance. Notable mourners were Chris Rock, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashton Kutcher, Don Cheadle, the cast members from his series and his Kings of Comedy fellows D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Steve Harvey. Mac's ashes were interred at the Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, Illinois.