When you’re 6’5 and 300 pounds of bald giant, it’s easy to be intimidating but hard to be lovable. Michael Clarke Duncan, the versatile actor who shot to fame as John Coffey (Coffee like the drink) in The Green Mile was on-screen. On July 13, Duncan had a heart attack, and according to sources, never fully recovered from his injury. Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at age 54, leaving behind a pretty impressive series of memorable roles, both as an actor and a voice-over artist.
“Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time,” says the statement released by Duncan’s fiance, Omarosa Manigault of The Apprentice fame. ”Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”
Among Duncan’s work were great supporting roles in The Whole Nine Yards, Armageddon, Sin City, Daredevil, and one of my very favorite of his roles, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Despite being a giant, he had deft comic timing, a charming smile, and exuded a calm, relaxed, playful vibe when he wasn’t playing the bad guy.
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