Michael Clarke Duncan, Dead at 54
|September 4, 2012||Posted by Dean Castro under News|
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his work in “The Green Mile,” “Armageddon” and “Daredevil,” has passed away. He was 54.
Duncan had remained hospitalized since he was found in cardiac arrest on July 13. Sources close to Duncan say he never had fully recovered from the myocardial infarction, and that “his passing came very suddenly.” His fiance Omarosa Manigault, found him dead in his hospital room earlier today. Her mother was reportedly with him when he passed.
Duncan began his acting career in the mid-’90s, but he didn’t get his breakout role until 1998′s “Armageddon.” (He also had a fantastic bit part as a bouncer in “A Night at the Roxbury.” But it wasn’t until 1999′s “The Green Mile” that he became a household name. His role as a convicted murder in the Tom Hanks-starrer earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.
From there, he landed major roles in movies like “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Scorpion King” and “Daredevil.” He balanced his film career with jobs doing voicework for video games and various cartoons. Even if you never knew Duncan by name, you’ve probably seen at least one of his projects, be it “Sin City,” “Brother Bear” or “Green Lantern” (he voiced Kilowog).
Rest in peace, Michael Clarke Duncan. You will be missed.
Out of curiosity, what was you favorite Michael Clarke Duncan movie?
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