|[crypticangle] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:14:55 AM|| |
|You both will be sorely missed.|
|[kpholmes] Sunday, August 17, 2008 1:14:19 PM|| |
|Goodbye to both Bernie Mac & Issac Hayes. You will be missed.|
|[guidogodoy] Sunday, August 17, 2008 12:14:00 AM|| |
|Just talking about both tonight. The world is a sadder place without them. Never met them personally but loved them both. RIP|
|[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:35:57 AM|| |
|Man seriously he died? Man thats sooo brutal....fuck that sucks. I heard about him being sick, the same time I heard Morgan freeman was in a car crash, and was in serious condition. That blows, i thought for sure Morgan Freeman would die because, well nothing against him i think he's a pretty good actor but he's older than mac. I wasnt to big a fan of the show of his but some of the movies he was were hilarious, what a bogus day for comedy that was!|
|[Justin Kenny] Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:13:21 PM|| |
|I'm kinda surprised no one else made note of this here yet...but, I was dismayed to learn the untimely passings of both comedian Bernie Mac on Friday(?)/Saturday and musician/actor/ Isaac Hayes on Sunday.|
Bernie Mac is best known for his eponymous hit TV show, as well as his shoot-from-the-hip stand up comedy (comparable to that of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, et, al...), his skills were especially showcased on "The Original Kings Of Comedy" tour; a successful jaunt that also featured fellow comedians (and friends) D.L Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Steve Harvey. He also wrote, his notable releases "I Ain't Scared of You," and his most recent, "Maybe You Never Cry Again," both featuring his sharp wit and street-wise sensibility.
He'd also been seen in various films, "Oceans Eleven" was among the most recent, and a new film soon to be released, "Soul Men" that also featured the departed Isaac Hayes. Bernie Mac was 50 years old, and succumbed to a long bout with pneumonia.
Musician/songwriter Isaac Hayes was a self-taught musician who came to prominence courtesy of Stax records in the mid '60s...penning the Sam & Dave hit "Hold On, I'm Comin'," and scored national acclaim for his "Shaft" theme song (for the movie of the same name) in 1971....a hit that would score him both a Grammy and an Oscar. Hayes was also well-known for his vocal role as "Chef" on Comedy Central's biggest hit, "South Park." Hayes backed out from the show, citing fault with South Park creator's stab against Scientology, which Hayes studied and participated. He'd also appeared in films such as "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," and "Tough Guys." Hayes was also inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Hayes was 65.