The late comedian Bernie Mac, known mostly for being part of the Original Kings of Comedy as well as his own television show, was honored today in Chicago, as a street sign bearing his name was raised. The “honorary” sign was posted in the Englewood neighborhood of the city, where Mac grew up. On hand at a ceremony, were Mac’s widow Rhoda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough (pictured below) and the Rev. Jesse Jackson– along with about 200 residents who came to show their respect.
Mac died Aug. 9, 2008 from pneumonia complications; he had also suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease since 1983.