Bernie Mac berniemaca.jpgBernie Mac - one of the Original Kings of Comedy - died earlier this morning of complications from pneumonia, reports CNN.

The comedian (born Bernard Jeffrey McCollough) had been hospitalized in Chicago for over a week being treated for the lung infection. On Thursday, his publicist told the media that his condition was "stable".

Bernie Mac leaves behind a wife, a daughter, and a granddaughter. X17 extends its sincerest condolences to the family for their loss.