Actor Don Cheadle has paid tribute to his former co-star Bernie Mac following the comedian's tragic death earlier this month (Aug08).
Cheadle starred alongside MAC - real name Bernard Jeffrey MCCullough - in two episodes of the comedian's hit TV show in 2002.
He remembers, "The best thing about Bernie is that he was happiest when the people around him were happy. That's a real testament to the kind of generosity that he had.
"I did his show, and my character had all of the laugh lines, and I had all of the flashy things to do, and I said, 'Hey Bernie, is this cool? I've got all the funny stuff to do.' And he said, 'Look man, if you want to slide in behind me and do the splits, I'll stand behind you and do the dips. It's okay, do your thing.'
"I think that's a real testament to who Bernie was - he shined when everybody else shined. He was really generous."
MAC died on 9 August (08) after losing his battle with pneumonia.