Mold has been implicated as a possible trigger in the death of Bernie Mack

Bernie Mack, Sarcoidosis and Black Mold

Recently, news organizations have begun to publish information that indicates that black mold has been implicated as a possible trigger in the death of Bernie Mack.

The comedy community and the world at large lost a great talent when Bernie Mac died in 2008. His death came as a shock to many, particularly because he was only 50 years old at the time. As the media reported in the days following Mac’s death, he died of complications related to pneumonia. Specifically, a number of media outlets specified that Mac suffered cardiac arrest after being hospitalized for pneumonia. In an interview with a magazine, his sister-in-law Mary Ann Grossett revealed that the comedian succumbed once and was resuscitated. The second time Mac went into cardiac arrest, the event ultimately killed him. Grossett also stated that, although his condition was in remission, it was very likely that Mac’s sarcoidosis played a role in his death.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-sarcoidosis-bernie-mac/

https://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo_gazette_extra/2008/08/media_mentions_of_bernie_mac_a.html

Can black mold cause sarcoidosis?

Summary: People who are exposed to mold in their homes could be at an increased risk for sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory lung disease. People who are exposed to mold in their homes could be at an increased risk for sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory lung disease.

Can mold grow in your lungs?

The mold spores can colonize (grow) inside lung cavities that developed as a result of chronic diseases, such tuberculosis, emphysema, or advanced sarcoidosis. The fibers of fungus might form a lump by combining with white blood cells and blood clots.

What is an Aspergilloma?

Aspergilloma a ball of mold in the lungs, often linked to CPA. surgery to remove the ball if it’s causing symptoms, often after antifungal treatment. Invasive pulmonary aspergillus (IPA) a life-threatening infection in people with a weakened immune system.

 

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