Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54
Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

The Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at the age of 54, his fiancée says.

The 196-centimetre tall, 136 kilogram Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda.

Duncan had a handful of minor roles before The Green Mile brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s.

Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

Duncan's publicist has released a statement from the actor's fiancee saying he died nearly two months after suffering a heart attack, on July 13.

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