Michael Clarke Duncan: 1957-2012

The Academy Award-nominated star of The Green Mile was 54.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, whose imposing presence and deep voice lent heft to such films as The Green Mile, Sin City, and Daredevil, died Monday in Los Angeles from heart attack complications. He was 54.

Born in Chicago, Duncan worked as a bouncer and a as bodyguard for various celebrities before getting his first major role in 1998 in Armageddon. Duncan befriended Armageddon star Bruce Willis, who helped Duncan to land his most famous role; playing hulking death row inmate John Coffey in The Green Mile, Duncan earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Duncan subsequently solidified his status as a top character actor with such films as The Whole Nine Yards, Daredevil, Sin City, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. He also put his rich, deep voice to good use in such animated fare as Brother Bear and Kung Fu Panda.

Duncan had suffered from health issues after a heart attack in July. He is survived by his fiancÚ, Omarosa Manigault.

Click here to see Michael Clarke Duncan's filmography on Rotten Tomatoes. And check out our 2011 interview with Duncan here.

Comments

SecondBest

This Guy

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Fuck!!

Sep 3 - 05:39 PM

Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin

That's how I feel, too.

Sep 3 - 05:44 PM

Susan Moskowitz

Susan Moskowitz

We are so very sorry.. Our condolences to his family.. We loved him and always will.. Susan Moss

Sep 4 - 01:27 PM

jake s.

jake suttles

seriously, so young...so tragic he was such a great actor in any genre

Sep 6 - 06:39 AM

Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin

That's how I feel, too.

Sep 3 - 05:44 PM

scifimark

scifi mark

Man this really sucks. He was great in the green mile and seemed like a real gentle giant and geniune nice guy.

Sep 3 - 06:11 PM

Charles May III

Charles May III

:(

Sep 3 - 06:19 PM

Arthur Vascherault

Arthur Vascherault

Don't think I could watch the Green Mile after this happening. That scene would be too depressing to handle now :/

Sep 3 - 06:19 PM

Sara Joudrey

Sara Joudrey

NOOOOO!!! No no no no no!! Not John Coffey! *sniff* He will be missed.

Sep 3 - 06:27 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

Wow First Neil Armstrong and now this.

Sep 3 - 06:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

RIP, he was a great actor. My condolences to his friends and fiance.

Sep 3 - 07:48 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

RIP, man. The Green Mile is a great movie. A role made for you. I will always remember how much you supported MMA and you were a staple at UFC events for years. You will be missed not as much for your later films but for your demeanor and heart.

Sep 3 - 08:14 PM

bocci p.

bocci ponzini

Damn......

Sep 3 - 08:37 PM

Samya Mridha

Samya Mridha

Darkest Phase of Holly-
1st Tony Scott
now him !! :,(

Sep 3 - 09:10 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

A terrible loss, he was a truly unique individual in the landscape of Hollywood.

Sep 3 - 09:30 PM

Dan Banate

Dan Banate

NO SHIT !

I wanna see him as darkseid in the upcoming justice league movie...tsk3!

Sep 3 - 10:08 PM

Myron

Myron Kinsey

RIP Micheal, you were great in the Green Mile.

Sep 3 - 10:43 PM

Lee Mark

Lee Mark

WHAT A SHAME!!, HAVE A GOOD TRIP BIG FELLOW, YOU WILL BE MISSED AND REMEMBERED

Sep 3 - 11:40 PM

Ofir Gado

Ofir Gado

It isn't difficult to say that Clark was a great actor. I saw his movies and always liked the way he carried himself in a scene. His on screen ability to make us laugh and cry is not something you can take for granted in an actor these day's. From what was visible to the public from interviews and late night appearances, he was not only a great actor but a great guy. R.I.P...

Sep 4 - 12:15 AM

Jake

Jake Armistead

RIP, awesome guy.

Sep 4 - 12:35 AM

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