I absolutely hate when I get a news update and discover that an actor I adore has passed away. It is bad enough when the actor is elderly, but to learn an actor in his prime has died saddens me even more.
Tonight I learned that Michael Clarke Duncan passed away.
While some might know him as the boyfriend of Omarosa (as in the infamous Omarosa from The Apprentice, which, I must admit, I didn’t know!), he is best known for his memorable roles on TV and in the movies.
I had most recently enjoyed Michael Clarke Duncan on The Finder last season. Previous to that, I had known him for his hilarious portrayal of a neighbour on Two and a Half Men. His greatest role, in my mind, was as John Coffey in The Green Mile.
At only 54, I am saddened by the fact that, given his talent, he had so many great roles in his future.
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan – you will be missed.