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9/3/12 6:02:29PM
LOS ANGELES— Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."


9/3/12 6:03:23PM
9/3/12 6:13:05PM
I loved him in Green Mile, very sad.
9/3/12 6:17:06PM
This just brought a legitimate frown on my face. Very sad to hear and God bless he and his loved ones.
9/3/12 6:34:40PM
Was about to post this if it wasn't already posted. What a lot of people don t know about him is that he was a huge MMA fan and trained BJJ.
9/3/12 6:40:46PM
Good actor. MMA supporter. All around nice guy. RIP

Loved him in The Crammin' Salmon.
9/3/12 6:43:01PM
Damn.....great actor.
9/3/12 6:44:32PM

Sad news. Rest in peace
9/3/12 6:49:16PM
This is a major bummer. Even though he was this massively intimidating looking guy with a deep voice, he came off as a really nice guy. And as was mentioned, he was a really big fight fan.

I don't know why but I loved him in "The Slammin Salmon". If you haven't seen it, its basically Super Troopers in a Restaurant ran by Michael Clarke Duncan's character who is an ex boxer. Ridiculous movie but his part always cracks me up.

The Slammin Salmon

Edit, looks like Grappler already mentioned the movie, glad I'm not the only one who has seen it.
9/3/12 7:10:47PM
MCD was ALWAYS on camera at the early UFC Fight Nights and UFC ppv's. I loved him in Talladega Nights, among many other films.

RIP Michael Clarke Duncan
9/3/12 7:17:45PM
Damn, too bad. Really liked him in a few films. Seemed like a nice guy. Wonder what his heart condition was? Must have had other issues with his heart, if he was in there for two months.
9/3/12 7:29:44PM

Posted by Rabi

I loved him in Green Mile, very sad.

That will definitely be the crown jewel of his career. RIP MCD!
9/3/12 7:56:28PM
Since nobody's taking the bait, this is one of my favorite lines from The Slammin' Salmon

9/3/12 8:11:08PM
RIP Big guy. The gentle giant
9/3/12 8:45:27PM
WOW!!! I can't believe he's gone

Just watched Sin City, crazy
9/3/12 9:29:18PM
Fantastic actor. Very very sad to see him go
9/3/12 10:31:55PM
Genuinely disappointed by this

RIP MCD condolences to his family.
9/3/12 10:53:11PM

Posted by grappler0000

Since nobody's taking the bait, this is one of my favorite lines from The Slammin' Salmon

I can hear him saying it just by watching that

9/3/12 10:59:50PM
Definitely sucks, he was fighting for awhile trying to recover from the heart attack.

He was a talented actor that's for sure.
9/3/12 11:22:32PM
Another giant in Hollywood dead.

It's sad when the guys we looked up to growing up slowly start to leave the limelight, or just flat out die. MCD, Rambo, Arnold, etc were all guys I looked up to. Not just because they played badass roles, but because they LOOKED badass. MCD made just about anyone look small compared to him.

Now we're stuck with guys like the Twillight wankers, Bieber, and God only knows what else. Looking badass isn't cool anymore... WTF.


9/3/12 11:30:58PM

9/4/12 12:24:57AM
Liked him in talladega nights
And also the green mile and Armageddon
9/4/12 12:25:30AM
I remember reading somewhere that back before he got hugely famous he used to give people $5 if they could remember his whole name. terrible shame that he's gone
9/4/12 1:11:30AM
Slammin Salmon is great!!!!!
9/4/12 10:04:51AM
The gentle giant was also a blue belt in the gentle art. RIP
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9/4/12 11:29:29AM

AMC will be showing The Green Mile four days in a row

9/10/12 3:29:25PM

Posted by airkerma

The gentle giant was also a blue belt in the gentle art. RIP

I'm not gonna lie, I just came back to this thread, and I almost started crying looking at that pic of MCD with Ed O'Neill and the Gracie bros....

Once again, RIP MCD.
9/10/12 4:34:03PM