His character in the "Bernie Mac Show" on Fox always reminded me of Dad growing up in Cameroon. Old Style disciplinarian who thought the society was cutting too much slack on young people. He was right, hence its cross-over appeal.
Try to portray him as only a comic is not a fair tribute to the great actor he truly was, with a great range to top it all.
We have lost a great Brother. See you up there Big Mac.