The tragic death of Bernie Mac due to complications from pneumonia has brought a wave of sadness and sympathy from his Hollywood peers. Brad Pitt paid tribute, saying, "I lament the loss of a ferociously funny and hardcore family man. My thoughts are with [his wife] Rhonda and their family. Bernie Mac, you are already missed." Kelly Preston and John Travolta stated, "We are heartbroken. He will be deeply missed. He was a wonderful, kind and gentle man." Fellow funnyman Chris Rock said, "Bernie Mac was one of the best and funniest comedians to ever live, but that was the second-best thing he did. Bernie was one of the greatest friends a person could have. Losing him is like losing 12 people because he absolutely filled up any room he was in. I'm gonna miss the Mac Man." And friend George Clooney summed it up succinctly: "The world just got a little less funny. He will be dearly missed."