Comedian Bernie Mac's daughter says her family had expected him to fully recover from the bout of pneumonia that put him in a hospital three weeks ago.
However, Je'niece Childress says that as time passed she and her mother braced for the possibility that he could die.
Mac died Saturday at age 50 from what his publicist said were complications from pneumonia.
Childress said Mac entered Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in the middle of July.
She says funeral arrangements are pending. Publicist Danica Smith has said a public memorial would be held next weekend in Chicago.