CHICAGO (STNG) ― Since it was announced that Bernie Mac was hospitalized in Chicago for pneumonia, prank phone calls have been rolling into newsrooms and radio stations alleging the "King of Comedy" has died -- a statement his publicist calls "absolutely untrue."
Mac, 50, who lives in the south suburbs, is responding well to treatment and should be released soon, Mac's publicist Danica Smith said Friday.
Smith said she received multiple phone calls from news outlets Saturday asking her to confirm whether or not Mac has died.
"It is a very horrible rumor," Smith said. "It is absolutely untrue. Nothing has changed from yesterday."
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