Michael Clarke Duncan dies at age 54

Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, Michael Clarke Duncan passed away Monday at the age of 54 following two months in hospital for treatment of a heart attack. A statement was released on behalf of former The Apprentice star/Duncan’s fiancée, Omarosa Manigault, stating, “Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.” Duncan’s Green Mile co-star Tom Hanks also released a statement, commenting, “I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.” The gentle giant, at 6′ 5″ weighing 300 lbs. but with an unforgettable smile, got his start in Hollywood as a bodyguard for stars including Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. Remembered for his comedic bodyguard character in A Night at the Roxbury as well as countless other roles, Duncan will be missed by family, friends, fans and Hollywood. ~Morgan Bates

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  1. CRTG • September 4, 2012 @ 1:11 PM

    Gone far too young. RIP Michael.

  2. D • September 4, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

    Too soon…. RIP MCD. You were a wonderful talent on the screen.

  3. Olive • September 5, 2012 @ 11:15 PM

    RIP The wonderful MCD. He was an incredible talent that will be missed. Its too bad he had to go so soon :'(

  4. Nobody Important • September 8, 2012 @ 3:59 AM

    This is very sad… and to think, he was built like bulldozer, and he looked very healthy… like nothing could stop him.

  5. kay • April 26, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

    MCD was a gentle giant.loved his acting.love him in the green mile.and all of his movies
    I loved that part when he said,”couldn’t help it boss”it was to late, couldn’t take it back”

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