Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Diary of a Fangirl: Michael Clarke Duncan

Memorable, lovable and talented actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed yesterday morning, September 3rd at Cedars Sinai Hospital.  He was only 54 years old.

He grew up on the South side of Chicago, wanting to pursue a career in football.  His mother feared for his safety, so instead, he studied theatre.

Michael eventually became one of Hollywood's most notorious bodyguards, working for such people as Will Smith, Jaime Foxx, The Notorious B.I.G. and others.  After Biggie's death, Michael decided to pursue acting full time.

His first big gig was in "Armageddon," and this film lead to his big break.  Bruce Willis recommended Michael to director Frank Darabont, which lead to the role of John Coffey in "The Green Mile," for which Duncan was nominated for an Oscar.

Michael later found love with The Apprentice contestant Omarosa, asking for her hand in marriage.

On July 13th, he went into cardiac arrest, and Omarosa resuscitated  him with CPR.  He had been in the hospital ever since, and I am ever so sorry he did not make it through.  He seemed like a loving and genuine person with a beautiful smile and a wonderful talent.  He will be missed.


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