The Green Mile’s Michael Clarke Duncan has died

The Green Mile star Tom Hanks and director Frank Darabont pay tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan.

Michael Clarke Duncan dead
Michael Clarke Duncan dead
Michael Clarke Duncan in 1999’s The Green Mile

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died following a heart attack in July that he never fully recovered from. He was 54.

Duncan  took on many genre roles in his career, including 2003’s Daredevil, 2001’s Planet Of The Apes, 1998’s Armageddon and 2011’s Green Lantern, but he was best known for his powerful, Oscar-nominated performance in Frank Darabont’s 1999 Stephen King adaptation The Green Mile.

His co-star in The Green Mile, Tom Hanks, paid tribute, saying, “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.”

Frank Darabont, director of The Green Mile and former showrunner of The Walking Dead, added, “Michael was the gentlest of souls – an exemplar of decency, integrity and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible.”