04 September 2012

A Giant of a Loss

Michael Clarke Duncan was a giant, in all senses of the word. At six feet, five inches, and weighing over 300 pounds, he was perfect for the role that would make him a household name. Indeed, the character of John Coffey, the typical 'gentle giant' wrongly condemned to die for a crime he did not commit, seemed tailor-made for him.

A bodyguard before he found fame - to the likes of Will Smith and the Notorious B.I.G. among others - he quit his day job when the latter was violently killed. That, to me, suggests that this gentle giant also had a gentle soul.

The world is a sadder place without him.


Michael Clarke Duncan, December 10th 1957- September 3rd 2012

Image from wikipedia.

5 comments:

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh wow. I had no idea he died. I loved M.C.D. Damn...I'm sad now.

Tundiel said...

Yeah, I was a huge fan of the big guy too. :(

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I was sad to hear the news. :(

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Very sad news indeed. I ahve been watching him lately in 'THE FINDER'. He was such a fine actor...

Wendy said...

I was SO SAD to hear the news. I was a big fan, too.