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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies

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This Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 photo shows actor Michael Clarke Duncan in New York.

This Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 photo shows actor Michael Clarke Duncan in New York.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at the age of 54.

Duncan died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital, nearly two months after suffering a heart attack.

The bulky, deep voiced Duncan was nominated as best supporting actor in his role as a death row inmate with magical powers in the 1999 drama The Green Mile.

Duncan later starred in such films as The Scorpion King, Daredevil, and The Whole Nine Yards.

The Chicago native worked as a ditch digger and celebrity bodyguard before becoming an actor.
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