Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at age 54

Michael Clarke DuncanOscar nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away Monday September 3, 2012, he was 54 years old. Duncan suffered a heart attack in mid-July and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for over a month. He never truly recovered.

He is most well know for his role along side Tom Hanks as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. You might also remember him as Bear in Armageddon, Attar in Planet of the Apes, Balthazar in The Scorpion King, and The Kingpin in Daredevil.

On television, Michael Clarke Duncan was last seen co-starring as Leon Knox with Geoff Stults on the Hart Hanson created Bones spin-off, The Finder.

On Twitter, his friends and co-workers continue their outpouring of grief, remembering their friend who epitomized the term gentle giant.