14:42 - 11-August-2008
Stars have been paying tribute to Bernie Mac, who has died aged 50.
The actor and comedian, who starred in Oceans Eleven, passed away in a Chicago hospital following complications due to pneumonia.
Steve Coogan described Bernie's death as a "terrible tragedy".
He said: "I had seen his material and he was the best example of a dedicated, working, funny, comic who made people's lives that little bit better."
Lost actor Jorge Garcia also discussed the memories he had of the Guess Who star: "Just like little moments from The Kings of Comedy. Incorporating that into his show is probably the image I'm always going to have from him. Sitting in that chair and talking to America."
star Zach Levi also joined in the tributes: "The man was a genius. I hope that at some point in my career that people think even half of me of what they thought of him," he said.
Bernie began his career performing stand-up comedy as a child. He went on to star in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Transformers, and gained a Peabody Award for his sitcom The Bernie Mac Show.