Michael Clarke Duncan mourned in Hollywood
(CBS/AP) Hollywood and the sports world are mourning the death of Michael Clarke Duncan.
Duncan died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack. He was 54.
Here is a sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from those affected by Duncan's death:
"I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. 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." - Tom Hanks.
"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. The sadness I feel is inexpressible." -Frank Darabont, director of "The Green Mile."
"He was an interesting actor and he made you forget about that [his size]. He made you think the character looked like a big man rather than it was a big man trying to play the character." - Film critic Jeffrey Lyons.
.— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 3, 2012
@officialmcdI cant believe you are gone my friend. I will miss our Lakers vs Mavs bets and texts . You will not be forgotten. RIP
Michael Clarke Duncan passes at 54. A striking screen presence. dld.bz/bKJku— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) September 3, 2012
"When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason" ~ Michael Clarke Duncan 12/10/57 - 9/3/12 I'll miss you my brother..— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) September 3, 2012
I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God's Plan.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 3, 2012
I am so shocked and heart broken to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan's passing. What a man of quality. Both in his life and his work.— Alexa Vega (@alexavega) September 3, 2012
So so sorry to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan, accomplished actor, proud South Sider...— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) September 3, 2012
My fav convo w/Michael Clarke Duncan was at The Ivy. Funny. Real. Warm. Big guy w/ an even bigger heart. Rip friend.. lockerz.com/s/241135899— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) September 3, 2012
RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan.. A really GOOD Brother, I'll miss U Bruh— John Salley (@thejohnsalley) September 3, 2012
Man, just watched Michael Clarke Duncan in Talladega Nights last night! RIP to a terrific actor.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) September 3, 2012
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