Suburbarazzi is tracking your tweets as Peekskill mourns comedian James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair, who was killed in a six-vehicle pileup that left ’30 Rock’ star Tracy Morgan in critical condition on Saturday.
McNair, who was Morgan’s friend and comedy writer, was riding with the actor and five other passengers in a limousine bus that overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike. More details on the accident here.
The comedian, 62, is being remembered on Twitter as a “Peekskill legend.” He hosted local comedy events including “The Original Jimmy Mack Amateur Comedy Hour” at the Paramount Theater and “Hood to the Good” at the Peekskill Christian Center.
“RIP Jimmy Mack, one of the coolest guys I know. Not seeing (him) at The Canteen anymore gonna be crazy,” a local man tweeted.
“Damn woke up to some Krazy sad day in my hood,” another Peekskill resident wrote. “Jimmy Mack (was) 1 of the few people who actually try to lookout for the hood.”
Steve Martin was among the celebrities tweeting about McNair’s death. “So sorry to hear about the death of fellow comedian Jimmy Mack in the horrible accident,” the actor wrote.
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