Remembering 'The Green Mile's' Michael Clarke Duncan [PHOTOS]
Hollywood is filled with only the best and talented individuals. However, not all celebrities live life to the fullest and make even more movies like Sylvester Stallone. Tinsel town bids adieu to the legend of "The Green Mile", Michael Clarke Duncan.
Chicago-born actor, Michael Clarke Duncan exploded onto the big screen in the film, "The Green Mile" alongside Tom Honks. Michael played the role of John Coffey which in turn earned him an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Duncan's other notable film roles are from "Armageddon", "Breakfast of the Champions", "The Whole Nine Yards", "Planet of the Apes", "The Scorpion King", "Daredevil and Sin City." Michael's final project before his untimely death is the sports film, "From the Rough" starring "Harry Potter" star, Tom Felton and Taraji P. Henson.
So what exactly had caused the great Duncan's death? Two months after a heart attack, Michael still had not fully recovered. The Oscar nominated actor died at the age of 54 at a Los Angeles hospital Monday morning as initially reported by TMZ.
Family, friends and fans of the actor have gone into mourning. Omarosa Manigault, Duncan's fiancé, had released a statement via a representative expressing their gratitude to friends and fans of Michael.
"Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date," said the representative to TMZ.
Hollywood friends close to Michael also sent out statements of mourning upon announcement of Duncan's death. Friends include co-star from "The Green Mile", Tom Hanks.
"I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike," said Tom Hanks in a statement to E! Online, adding, "He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned."
"I'm devastated at the loss of Michael Clarke Duncan, one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls-an exemplar of decency, integrity, and kindness," said Frank Darabont, director of "The Green Mile.""Our experience making The Green Mile together was immersive and incredible, a once-in-a-lifetime journey. What sticks most in my mind was his devotion to his craft and the strides he made as an artist during that time, which was beyond inspiring to those of us who took the journey with him," added Darabont.
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Michael Clarke Duncan was hospitalized Friday morning and remains in the intensive care unit in a Los Angeles hospital after he went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped.