Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee and a recent TV star of The Finder has died at the age of 54. Thanks to Twitter, reactions from Hollywood were swift and sad. A number of actors, producers and more who had worked with Duncan took to the social media site to express their grief.
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According to a report from the Associated Press
, Duncan died on the morning of Monday, September 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had been hospitalized since a heart attack on July 13.
The actor is best-known for films like The Green Mile
(for which Michael Clarke Duncan was nominated for an Academy Award), Armageddon
and Kung Fu Panda
. In recent years, Duncan expanded his work into television. He had a memorable role on the Chuck
season 2 premiere and then co-starred in the 2012 Bones
spinoff, The Finder
, in which he played Leo Knox.
Many in Hollywood who had worked with Duncan posted messages following the announcement of the news.
Stephen Nathan, the executive producer of Bones
, "Michael Clarke Duncan RIP. You will be missed."
Dule Hill of Psych
, "Life is so precious. A talented brother and a kind spirit. RIP Michael Clarke Duncan."
Director Robert Rodriguez posted
, "Was fortunate to work with Michael Clarke Duncan on Sin City. A very kind and generous actor. He'll be greatly missed."Two and a Half Men
star Jon Cryer, shared a bit of an anecdote
, "I 1st "met" Michael Clarke Duncan at a charity softball game. When I say "met" I mean he hit a line drive into my crotch. #shouldawornacup"
Zachary Levi, the former star of Chuck
, "Blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Michael Clarke Duncan while he was still with us. He was a kind soul that will be missed."
Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted
: ":( I worked with Michael on the film, #TheIsland. He was a cool dude. #RIP...Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54."
Music author David Wild wrote
, "#RIPMichaelClarkeDuncan whose American journey took him from ditch-digger to Oscar nominee. A big heart gone too soon."
Reality star NeNe Leakes posted
, "My heart breaks 4 @omarosa! I know how much u loved him! #RIP Michael Clarke Duncan it was a pleasure."
Pauley Perrette of NCIS tweeted
, "RIP Michael Clarke Duncan I'm such a big fan #TheGreenMile
Words from Michael Clarke Duncan himself are available on Twitter as well. Tweeting regularly as @OfficialMCD
, there are plenty of messages. Some seem particularly poignant following the actor's early death. "Stress is related to 99% of all disease an sickness!"
(June 24)"Remember everything you eat has a direct effect on your health. Stay healthy! Go vegetarian!"
(June 9) "Drink water with every meal! It has amazing benefits! Stay healthy!"
(May 20) "Date nite with my woman @OMAROSA Clippers game then dinner! Life is good!"
(March 31) "Instead of complaining of how early you had to wake up, thank GOD for letting you rise!!! Have a blessed day."
Duncan's last activity on Twitter was a retweet
of a message and photo from @MochaMom365, "@Omarosa is holding it down at the #AllstateTJFR" The actor did not send out any original Twitter messages after he was hospitalized in July.(Images courtesy of FOX)