Tuesday, September 4, 2012

R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan

Sad news rocked Hollywood and the popculture world, as "The Green Mile" and "Daredevil" actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away at the age of 54.

According to Yahoo! Movies, The Oscar-nominated actor was hospitalized for close to two months following a heart attack, and died on Monday, September 3. Formerly a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith and LL Cool J, Duncan quit in 1997 after Notorious B.I.G, whom he was working for at the time, was shot and killed. He then pursued acting, with his first role being Bear in "Armageddon" and starring alongside Bruce Willis. His claim to fame came when he played John Coffey in "The Green Mile", for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for. He is also the first actor to play the live action version of The Kingpin in 2003's "Daredevil", a role that was originally portrayed as white in the comics. Duncan reprised the role for "Spider-Man: The New Animated Series", and also played the role of Balrog in "Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li" and voiced the iconic Green Lantern Kilowog in the 2011 live action movie adaptation of  DC Comics "Green Lantern".

Following the news of his death, several tributes were made online in YouTube, with one notable example coming from The Barnaby Film Review.

A Tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan.R.I.P

Truly, John Coffey will be missed. Rest In Peace, Michael Clarke Duncan.

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