Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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At only 54 years old, MCD was taken too soon, but it’s certain his memory and that contagious smile of his will forever live on!
After hearing the news, Michael’s Green Mile co-star, Tom Hanks, stated:
"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."
Celebrities, fans and friends of the actor also shared their reactions, tweeting memories and condolences.
Among those who took to Twitter are:
Jordin Sparks: RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. Thank you for being so kind to me & for sharing your talent with the world. You will be truly missed.
Mario Lopez: R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan… One of the nicest & most professional guys I've had the pleasure of knowing. So sad… #ClassAct
Olivia Munn: 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
Timbaland: R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan sending my condolences 2 his fam & love ones
Steve Harvey: I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God's Plan.
Sam Claflin: R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan. You will be sorely missed - A true legend.
Zachary Levi: Blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Michael Clarke Duncan while he was still with us. He was a kind soul that will be missed.
Sherri Shepherd: My heart and prayers go out to you @Omarosa … I remember you telling me how happy you & Michael Clarke Duncan were - so sorry
Our thoughts go out to Duncan's family, friends and fans, especially his fiancée, Omarosa.
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