Hollywood reacts to Michael Clarke Duncan's death

AP News
Posted: Sep 03, 2012 11:37 PM
Hollywood reacts to Michael Clarke Duncan's death

A sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from the Hollywood and sports worlds Monday following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, many of them on Twitter:

— "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of 'The Green Mile.' He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." — Tom Hanks.

— "I'm devastated at the loss of Michael Clarke Duncan, one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls — an exemplar of decency, integrity, and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible. —Frank Darabont, director of "The Green Mile."

— "(at)OfficialMCD I cant believe you are gone my friend. I will miss our Lakers vs Mavs bets and texts . You will not be forgotten. RIP" — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ((at)mcuban).

— "Michael Clarke Duncan passes at 54. A striking screen presence." — Film critic Roger Ebert ((at)ebertchicago).

— "'When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason' (tilde) Michael Clarke Duncan 12/10/57 - 9/3/12 I'll miss you my brother.." — Dwayne Johnson ((at)TheRock).

— "I met Michael years ago and he was such a nice guy. Very sad" — Auto racing star Danica Patrick ((at)DanicaPatrick).

— "Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP" — Actress Olivia Munn ((at)oliviamunn).

— "RIP Michael Clarke Duncan Heaven has an amazing new angel. I will miss your smile most." — Actress-television host Holly Robinson Peete: ((at)hollyrpeete).

— "I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God's Plan." — Comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey ((at)IAmSteveHarvey).

— "I am so shocked and heart broken to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan's passing. What a man of quality. Both in his life and his work." — Actress Alexa Vega ((at)alexavega).

— "So so sorry to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan, accomplished actor, proud South Sider ..." — ESPN host Michael Wilbon ((at)RealMikeWilbon).

— "Rip Michael Clarke Duncan. We shared sum great times! C u on the other side friend... (at)OMAROSA praying 4 u & the fam." — Actress-comedian Niecy Nash ((at)NiecyNash).

— "Just heard the news that (at)officialmcd passed away. My prayers go out to his family and (at)Omarosa during this very sad time." — Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis ((at)LennoxLewis).

— "RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan.. A really GOOD Brother, I'll miss U Bruh." — Former NBA star and television host John Salley ((at)thejohnsalley).

— "Ahhh... (hash)michaelclarkeDuncan I loved you! Green Mile was epic. RIP (hash)gentlegiant" — Singer-actress Katharine McPhee ((at)katharinemcphee).

— "Man, just watched Michael Clarke Duncan in Talladega Nights last night! RIP to a terrific actor." — TNT Sports reporter David Aldridge ((at)daldridgetnt).