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Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama “The Green Mile,” died Monday. He was 54.

The Chicago native rose to fame playing a hulking inmate with a special psychic gift opposite Tom Hanks in the 1999 film, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. He suffered a myocardial infarction July 13 and never fully recovered. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Manigault, who was engaged to Duncan, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment. READ MORE!

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