Michael Clarke Duncan Dies at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, star of the Bones spin-off The Finder, died on Monday following complications from a heart attack. He was 54 years old.

Duncan was an unmistakable presence, standing six feet, five inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds. After a landing series of film roles that took advantage of his massive size, Duncan exploded into stardom with his turn as John Coffey in Frank Darabont's The Green Mile. It was that Oscar-nominated performance that would change our perception of Duncan as a burly bouncer and behemoth bodyguard to gentle giant with a booming laugh and joyous smile.

After several roles on the big screen, Duncan, like many other movie stars, moved to television with last season's new Fox drama The Finder. Duncan played Leo Knox, the sidekick to the series' protagonist. The show was canceled after one season.

In July, Duncan had to be revived by his fiancée Omarosa Manigault after suffering a heart attack. Duncan died yesterday in a Los Angeles hospital while being treated for difficulties stemming from that previous heart attack.


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RIP Michael you be well miss
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RIP Michael.
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This is such a sad news.. He was a lovely guy and his character in The Finder was adorable.. I was very, very pissed of when it wasn't renewed, yet, now looking at this, maybe it was the best; I cannot bear to watch the series without him.. rest in peace, big hearted guy..
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Well, thats just rotten news.



Thank you for your many years of entertainment, Mr. Duncan. Rest in peace.
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may he rest n peace.
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So sad, he was such a big personality and it really felt like he had a lot more vitality in him. Craig Ferguson dedicated his cold open last night to Michael Clarke Duncan and played a behind-the-scenes clip of them having fun and being silly in Scotland. It felt like MCD too, wanting to make it better.
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will miss him .... RIP
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He was so great in The Finder! So sad.
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Aw, man, that guy was awesome :/ RIP MCD
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Ah, the gentle giant... RIP. I think he was slightly underrated as an actor until and even after The Green Mile, but he was a great one, and with his low voice and sheer size he is unforgettable. A big loss to the entertainment industry.
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He was an amazing actor, able to do both comedy and drama. I remember seeing him in Daredevil as Kingpin, he was great, able to be both physical and suave at the same time.
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It's so so sad.....I loved that guy...he was a greate actor. R.I.P
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very sad news, RIP

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RIP to one of the greatest guys to ever walked this planet. He will be greatly missed.
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It's very disheartening, he was always fun to watch, in Green Mile, The Slammin' Salmon, A Whole Nine Yards and even Daredevil... also in the Scorpion King, the world has lost a good actor and person
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Ugh. I love Michael Clarke Duncan. Really sad to see him go.
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RIP Big Mike
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"Don't you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby! Don't you put that on us! You are NOT paralyzed!"
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He was always so funny and personable on Craig. RIP.
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Thoughts out to him and his family. Brilliant man, RIP.
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Very sad. He was a great actor.
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RIP Michael...
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RIP Michael.

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