Chicago Street Named After Comedian Bernie Mac (VIDEO)

Source: AP / theGrio

CHICAGO – A sign bearing the name of the late comedian Bernie Mac has been raised over a street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

About 200 people, including his widow Rhoda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough and civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, gathered Tuesday on a corner near the home where he grew up.

Mac, born Bernard McCullough, died in August 2008 at age 50 from pneumonia complications, after suffering from sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease.

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