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Hollywood reacts to Michael Clarke Duncan's death

By The Associated Press
September 3, 2012
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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).

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