Michael Clarke Duncan
|Michael Clarke Duncan|
Michael Clarke Duncan in January 2009
|Born||Michael Clarke Duncan
December 10, 1957
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||September 3, 2012
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Notable work||John Coffey in The Green Mile|
Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor who starred in movies and was a guest on television shows including: Two and a Half Men, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, CSI: NY and Chuck.
Before movies[change | change source]
Before he became an actor, Duncan was a bodyguard for celebrities including: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith and The Notorious B.I.G.. He quit because when his friend covered for him while watching Notorious B.I.G., Biggie died that night.
Movies[change | change source]
Duncan became friends with Bruce Willis while he was acting with him in the movie Armageddon, This helped him get the role of "John Coffey" in The Green Mile. After getting that role he became a breakout star.
Death[change | change source]
He had a heart attack on July 13, 2012 and was rushed to the hospital. On the morning of September 3, 2012, his publicist quoted Duncan's fiancée, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth as saying that Duncan had died that morning at the age of 54.