Michael Clarke Duncan passed away in a Los Angeles at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. He had been admitted in early July for a heart attack and though there are no specific details at the time of this writing, suspicions are that a heart ailment was the cause.
Enough with the sordid, sad news. All of the entertainment industry grieves and our thoughts go out to his family and close friends in this sad moment.
Michael Clarke Duncan was an unmistakable man of size, voice and kindness.
Per his IMDb resume, he first graced the scene in 1995 with a 1 up guest appearance on TV of the shows Renegade, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married with Children. His first movie role was an uncredited role in the 1995 movie Friday.
Michael guested or worked in 33 different TV series, but one of them, he held a recurring role in, in the 2012 TV series The Finder, as Leo Knox.
But his real talent/gift was what he gave to movie fans on the silver screen. He has 51 movies out there that he’s worked on.
The first time I took note of Michael was in the Michael Bay movie, Armageddon.
His most impactful role, was the tear-jerker Frank Darabont directed movie, The Green Mile where he played John Coffey.
He held roles in other notable movies such as The Whole Nine Yards, 2001′s Planet of the Apes, Daredevil, Sin City, The Island, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Last Mimzy, and he lent his incredible sounding voice to Kung Fu Panda and the character of Kilowog in Green Lantern.
Thank you Michael for the great times and roles you’ve given the movie fan.
Michael was working on a movie that was in pre-production, titled Criminal Empire for Dummy’s, where shooting was postponed.
There is one movie in post-production called The Challenger. Directed, written, produced and starred by Kent Moran, this and The Loud: Around The Time seem to he Michael’s last movies made.
Michael Clarke Duncan was 54 years young when he left this earth. All we can do now, is remember and keep him in our hearts. Thank you Mr. Duncan, for all the great entertainment memories. You will NEVER be forgotten, that is for sure, as you leave behind an incredible legacy of entertainment.
(info and details per IMDb)