Star, Harvey Pay Tribute To Bernie Mac
August 13, 2008 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Since a lot of morning radio hosts are comedians, there has been a major wave of reminiscing about last weekend's death of BERNIE MAC, writes DAVID HINKLEY in TODAY's NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. STAR of MEGA MEDIA Top 40/Dance WNYZ-LP (PULSE 87 FM)/NEW YORK has been playing MAC clips.
"I liked him a lot," said STAR. "He had a big-brother aura, and I was shocked by the news of his passing." STAR adds that "having just had a liver transplant at 43, I now focus more on health and good living. I've even slowed down on cigars."
Morning host STEVE HARVEY of INNER CITY Urban AC WBLS/NEW YORK, who co-starred with MAC in the "Kings of Comedy," called him "a great brother" and said they had remained good friends. HARVEY opened the phones for listeners to tell their favorite MAC joke.
What he remembered most, said HARVEY, is that MAC was "a great family man. He loved his family more than anything."