Monday, September 3, 2012
In Memoriam: Michael Clarke Duncan (1957 - 2012)
Celebrity deaths are usually meaningless, but every now and again, they hit hard and the whole world mourns. I'm not going to say that Michael Clarke Duncan was up there with Laurence Olivier or Richard Burton, but his talent was undeniable, presence on screen was magnetic, and his charm and spirit were even more gigantic than his six foot five, three hundred pound frame. Michael Clarke Duncan was one of those rare actors about whom I can honestly say I've never heard a single slur, insult, or negative piece of news. For somebody in the public eye, that's pretty amazing.
He died today after complications from a cardiac arrest at the young age of 54. He will be missed, not only by his friends and family, but by the millions of people who will never get to see another film starring Michael Clarke Duncan.