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09 August 2008 @ 12:30 pm
R.I.P. Bernie Mac  
What a shocker: Bernie Mac died today at age 50 from complications of pneumonia. Friends said that they thought he was getting better.

I was puzzled about what complications can occur so I looked it up. I knew about one of them but here's a page that gives a full list.

I confess that I am shocked by the recent group of famous people dying in their fifties. I mean, it's possible to die at any age and people die much younger. Maybe it's just that I am about to turn 50 myself, both my parents died in their early fifties, and so I'm sensitized to that age group and death. I don't know. But it seems like we are losing some really good people way too soon.
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litlebananalitlebanana on August 9th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
I think he had sarcoidosis, so was more likely to get complications from pneumonia. A healthy 50 year old probably wouldn't die from pneumonia.
Tapatitapati on August 9th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
even though he was in remission?
litlebananalitlebanana on August 9th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, definitely.