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Bernie Mac’s Widow Opens Up About His Death


We lost greatness, when we lost Bernie Mac in 2008. Recently his wife opened up to Oprah about his passing and what lead up to it.

In the article, it stays that a few weeks prior to his passing, Bernie had been admitted to the hospital for labored breathing and ended up heavily sedated, on a ventilator. It’s been almost eight years since then, but Rhonda tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” that she still feels the pain Mac’s passing as if it just happened. Bless her heart! She says in the article that she had been with him since she was 16 years old!

“August the 8th, he had woke up,” she says. “They said, ‘We’re going to put a feeding tube in him,’ and just everything went wrong.” Mac’s heart stopped beating. He had to be resuscitated.

“When they finally let me go into the room to see him, I was like, ‘Oh, my God,” Rhonda says. “He was just shaking, and his eyes was just, like, wide open and he wasn’t really looking at anybody.”

Rhonda made an emotional plea to her husband.

“I said, ‘Please don’t, don’t die,'” she says, breaking into tears. “I said, ‘I’m here. I’m waiting for you. I’ll take care of you. Just don’t, don’t die. Don’t die.'”

A few hours later, Mac was gone. WOW! Read more from source. To learn more about the Bernie Mac Foundation, visit

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