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Bernie Mac

One of the Original Kings of COmedy, Bernie Mac suffered from an autoimmune disease called sarcoirdosis. That didn't keep him from working -- he had three films in the can when he died in 2008. "Soul Men" and "Madagascar 2" came out three months after he died. His final film, "Old Dogs," was released a year after his death. Getty Images