Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54

Hollywood actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who rose to prominence playing a death row inmate in acclaimed film The Green Mile, died Monday in Los Angeles after a massive heart attack in July.

The hulking 6-foot-5, 325-pound movie star passed away early in the day at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at age 54, his rep confirmed.

"(He) suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," the rep said.

Duncan previously worked as a bodyguard for Will Smith and Jamie Foxx and was hired to protect Brooklyn rapper Christopher (Notorious B.I.G) Wallace the night Wallace was murdered in Los Angeles.

He swapped the assignment with a friend and quit security within hours of Wallace's 1997 death.

Duncan pursued acting full-time after that and scored an Oscar nomination for "The Green Mile." He also appeared in "Armageddon," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Sin City."

"I'll miss you, my brother," actor Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Duncan's co-star in 2002 flick "The Scorpion King," wrote on Twitter.
May your soul rest in peace,Amen
by Jaypei

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