'Autopsy' Reveals The TRUTH Behind Bernie Mac's Sudden Death

May. 24 2018, Updated 4:24 p.m. ET

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In a powerful new episode of Autopsy, renowned medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the mysterious death of beloved '90s comedian Bernie Mac.

The show — in which medical professionals analyze celebrity autopsies in hopes of discovering each star's true cause of death ­— is now uncovering the tragic evidence behind the passing of one of America's most iconic stand-up comedians.

As readers know, Mac began his career as a poor funny-man strolling the streets of Chicago. After performing in various local clubs, he was chosen to star in Def Comedy Jam — a role which led to his mainstream success and fast-growing Hollywood fame.

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In 2008, at the height of his career, the 50-year-old star was hospitalized for pneumonia. Three weeks later, he died in intensive care.

Now, Autopsy is seeking to reveal what truly happened to the seemingly healthy performer. Were drugs the real reason behind the legend's untimely death?

Autopsy: Bernie Mac airs Saturday, June 17, 9 ET/PT.

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