Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54

The actor had been recovering from a heart attack

Michael Clarke Duncan has died at the age of 54, having suffered a heart attack back in July.

The Academy Award-nominated actor had been receiving treatment in a Los Angeles hospital for the last two months. His fiancée released a statement confirming that the star died in the facility on Monday morning.

Duncan first came to the attention of moviegoing audiences with his eye-catching turn as Bear in Armageddon, before going on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor after his moving performance in The Green Mile.

Tom Hanks, Duncan's co-star on The Green Mile was one of the first to lead the tributes to the actor.

"I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike," said Hanks. "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."

Our thoughts are with the Duncan family at this sad time.

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    • jaykays hat

      Sep 4th 2012, 8:45

      I was choked up this morning when I found out. He was only in a few films but he had a persona about him of a gentle giant. I saw a few interviews over the years and he came across as a lovely guy. Reading the tweets from his fellow actors moved me to tears as they had a genuine love for the man. Rest in peace big fella:-(

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    • BasedBishop

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:20

      When I found out last night, I teared up. Great actor. He was in some of my very favourite films. Seemed like a genuinely nice guy too. RIP.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:32

      He was one to the best things about Armageddon. RIP

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:58

      RIP big man.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:00

      Very sad news. Genuinely versatile too, very funny in talladega nights as lucius.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:36

      Very very very sad news, Clarke was a great actor and a really nice guy. R.I.P

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    • M8goo

      Sep 4th 2012, 23:54

      RIP BEAR!

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