Michael Clarke Duncan

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Michael Clarke Duncan
Duncan in January 2009
Born (1957-12-10)December 10, 1957
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died September 3, 2012(2012-09-03) (aged 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Complications of a heart attack due to a respiratory failure
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names
  • Hollywood
  • Big Mike
  • Papa Bear
  • Gentle Giant
  • Uncle Mike
  • Black Ceaser
  • Kingpin
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–2012
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Partner(s) Omarosa
(2010–2012; his death)
Parent(s) Jean Duncan (mother)
Relatives Judy 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.

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, at 7:00 am, his publicist quoted Duncan's fiancée, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth 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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