Hollywood Actor , Micheal Clark Duncan has died at the age of 54.
Before acting, Duncan worked as bodyguard for stars including Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The Notorious B.I.G. whose 1997 death prompted him to quit that line of work.
Duncan had been in a Los Angeles hospital since July 13, following a heart attack and died on Monday morning after close to two months of treatment.
Duncan was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role as gentle giant prisoner John Coffey in “The Green Mile,” also starring Tom Hanks.
The Green Mile movie was nominated for four Oscars in 2000 and won 15 other awards including best supporting actor trophies for Duncan from the Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side and brought up by a single mother, Duncan is said to have resisted temptations of drugs and alcohol, instead focusing on school and acting.
He worked digging ditches after attending community college, according to his biography and then quit his job and moved to Hollywood.
Music and movie legends like MC Hammer, ICE T, Tom Hanks and Nicolas Cage twitted on their walls wishing his soul to rest in peace.