Michael Clarke Duncan

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Michael Clarke Duncan
Duncan in 2009
Born(1957-12-10)December 10, 1957
DiedSeptember 3, 2012(2012-09-03) (aged 54)
Cause of deathComplications from respiratory failure following a heart attack
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Other names
  • Hollywood
  • Big Mike
  • Papa Bear
  • Gentle Giant
  • Uncle Mike
  • Black Ceaser
  • Kingpin
Years active1994–2012
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
(2010–2012; his death)
Parent(s)Jean Duncan (mother)
RelativesJudy Duncan (sister)

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. He played the Kingpin in the movie Daredevil.

Health problems and death[change | change source]

Duncan had a heart attack on July 13, 2012 and was rushed to the hospital. On September 3, 2012, his publicist quoted Duncan's former fiancée, Omarosa Manigault Newman as saying that Duncan had died that morning at the age of 54.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at age 54, family rep says".

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