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Michael Clarke Duncan accepts two People's Choice awards won by "The Green Mile" in the categories for favorite dramatic motion picture and favorite motion picture. (Jan. 7, 2001)

Michael Clarke Duncan through the years

Michael Clarke Duncan, whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death-row inmate in "The Green Mile," died Sept. 3, 2012, in a Los Angeles hospital where he was being treated for a heart attack. He was 54. A hulking, prolific character actor, Duncan was popular with critics and fans alike for his roles in "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan attends the premiere of
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan attends the premiere of Relativity Media's "Act of Valor" at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2012)

Backstage at the People's Choice Awards ceremony in
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Backstage at the People's Choice Awards ceremony in Pasadena, Calif., actor Michael Clarke Duncan shows off two awards won by "The Green Mile" in the categories for favorite dramatic motion picture and favorite motion picture. (Jan. 7, 2001)

Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor
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Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and other box office hits such as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54. (Jan. 11, 2012) Newsday's obituary for Michael Clarke Duncan

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Actors Michael Clarke Duncan and Rita Wilson watch
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Actors Michael Clarke Duncan and Rita Wilson watch as Tom Hanks, Duncan's co-star and Wilson's husband, hugs co-star Doug Hutchison at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Green Mile." (Dec. 6, 1999)

Michael Clarke Duncan accepts two People's Choice awards
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Michael Clarke Duncan accepts two People's Choice awards won by "The Green Mile" in the categories for favorite dramatic motion picture and favorite motion picture. (Jan. 7, 2001)

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan and his girlfriend Omarosa
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan and his girlfriend Omarosa Manigault, now his fiancee, attend the Los Angeles premiere of "The Green Hornet." (Jan. 10, 2011)

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan presents Christina Aguilera her
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan presents Christina Aguilera her award for favorite female artist of the year at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. (April 10, 2001)

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan poses with Po the
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan poses with Po the Panda at the Los Angeles premiere of "Kung Fu Panda," in which Duncan voices the character Commander Vachir. (June 1, 2008)

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Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault first spoke
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Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault first spoke publicly about their relationship in 2010. According to reports, the pair hit it off after a chance meeting in a supermarket produce section.

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