Clooney and Pitt lead tributes to Mac

George Clooney and Brad Pitt have paid tribute to their 'Ocean's Eleven' co-star Bernie Mac who died on Saturday.

George Clooney and Brad Pitt have paid tribute to their 'Ocean's Eleven' co-star Bernie Mac who died on Saturday.

Mac passed away after losing his battle with pneumonia at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was 50.

Clooney and Pitt - who appeared with Mac in 2001 movie 'Ocean's Eleven' and its two sequels - were saddened to hear of Mac's death.

Clooney tells People.com: "The world just got a little less funny. He will be missed dearly."

Pitt adds: "I lament the loss of a ferociously funny and hardcore family man. My thoughts are with (wife) Rhonda and their family. Bernie Mac, you are already missed."

Samuel L Jackson says he was honoured to have shared a screen with Mac in recent movie 'Soul Men'.

He says: "It goes without saying that Bernie was one of the preeminent comedians of our generation.

"He was also an attentive husband, a great father and loving grandfather. I feel blessed to have shared years of friendship with Bernie Mac, and I'm honoured to have finally co-starred with him in what I consider to be his finest cinematic acting achievement.

"My sincere prayer is that his family will be comforted by the warmth of love from all of us who knew and respected this man."

Luke Wilson - Mac's co-star in 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle', says, "He couldn't have been a nicer guy. He just seemed like a real family man and just a nice guy on the set, just very kind of normal guy."

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