Michael Clarke Duncan's Death: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Oscar-Nominated Actor

4:00 PM PST 09/03/2012 by THR Staff
Michael Clarke Duncan in "The Green Mile"

Niecy Nash, Gabrielle Union, MC Hammer, Sarah Hyland and Olivia Munn are among those expressing fond memories of the "Green Mile" star, who died Monday.

Hollywood is mourning the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated actor who died Monday morning in Los Angeles.

Duncan, best known for his role in The Green Mile, suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered, his publicist told The Hollywood Reporter. Duncan, who was engaged to reality star Omarosa Manigault, most recently starred in Fox's The Finder, a Bones spinoff.

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After news of his death broke, many in Hollywood hit Twitter to share their condolences and memories of the actor.

Among them:

Kristin Kreuk
Michael Clarke Duncan was just the most gentle, kind giant of a man. He will be missed. Prayers to his family and loved ones. RIP

Syfy executive Craig Engler
Here are details on Michael Clarke Duncan's passing. So sad -

SportsCenter anchor Adnan Virk
Saddened to hear Michael Clarke Duncan, Academy Award nominee for "the Green Mile" has died. What presence. #RIP

MC Hammer
One of the best among Men on earth. A gentle Giant. Loved him. Pure class and grace. RIP my friend. 

Actress Jaime Bergman ‏‪(wife of Bones star David Boreanaz)
R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan. Your shining smile will never be forgotten.

Star Jones
My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time.

Terry Crews
Rest in Peace to my brother who paved the way for me and many Black actors, Michael Clarke Duncan. Honored to have known him and called him a friend to me and my family.

Comedian Steve Lemme
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. It was a pleasure to know you

Olivia Munn
Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP

Gabrielle Union
Such a sweet, kind man :(

Actor-writer-director Noel Clarke
R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan #Sadtimes

Boris Kodjoe
Rest in Peace, Michael Clarke Duncan. You will be missed.

Michael Ealy
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. Miss u already brother!

Clark Gregg
Really sad news. Played basketball with him. Sweetest man ever.

Dulé Hill
Life is so precious. A talented brother and a kind spirit. RIP Michael Clarke Duncan

Sarah Hyland
Devastated by the passing of Michael Clarke Duncan. Such a loss of an amazing talent. Was a big fan of his :( RIP

Niecy Nash
Rip Michael Clarke Duncan. We shared sum great times! C u on the other side friend... @OMAROSA praying 4 u & the fam

Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson
Michael Clarke Duncan-You raised the bar, in many ways. May all of your miles be Green ones. RIP

Phillip Phillips
R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan.....loved his acting. Prayers go out to the family and friends

Donal Logue
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan- he was a big, sweet heart of a guy.

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