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Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at 54

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan was a “hulking” individual, and used his size and strength to his advantage for many roles, especially genre roles, including Daredevil, where he played the Kingpin of Crime.

He passed away of a heart attack.

Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.

The muscular, 6-foot-4 Duncan, a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s, “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” the statement said. “Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”

Apparently trading meat for vegetables did not save him. Eating healthy and living a more healthy life is possibly a way to extend your life, but more important is that eating vegetables actually made his life more enjoyable and more comfortable.

So taking actions to extend the quality and quantity of life are both good, but enjoying and using the life as you have it, in a productive fashion or fun, is very important. I won’t mind-read but given how prolific Mr Duncan was I doubt he would dispute the quality of his life.

He played the Kingpin in the film adaptation of the Marvel Comic DAREDEVIL. He played that role again in the MTV-made SPIDER-MAN adult cartoon soon after.

Among the genre films Mr Duncan has made

“The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,”

and SIN CITY, an adaptation of Frank Miller’s noir series. his current project was a supporting role in the television series THE FINDER.