Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral details
September 5th, 2012
04:52 PM ET

Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral details

The mourning of Michael Clarke Duncan will continue early next week as invited parties gather for a private memorial service.

A family spokesperson tells CNN that an invitation-only funeral will be held on Monday, September 10, and will be led by Bishop Charles Blake, with a eulogy from Dr. H. Beecher Hicks.

Fans of Clarke Duncan's will be able to pay their respects at a separate event. There will be a public viewing of Clarke Duncan's casket at the Hall of Liberty at the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Hollywood Hills on Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clarke Duncan passed away at 54 on September 3 at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He'd had a heart attack on July 13 and, according to the family spokesperson, never fully recovered.

The tributes have consistently touched on what a loving, gentle and captivating person Clarke Duncan was. The "Green Mile" actor had planned on marrying reality star Omarosa Manigault next year.

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  1. f

    God's light is on everyone–

    September 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sad

    So sad to hear of Michael's passing. He is certainly gone too soon.

    I saw Omarosa on an episode on LA Hair this summer and she was her usual nasty, rude self. Ever wonder Minister Omarosa why bad things continue to plague you? Walk around inside yourself awhile and maybe you will find out why GOD's light isn't shining fully on you.

    September 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      I am deeply surprised with your comment. How awful! You have no right to say what God has done to anyone or even take this most sensitive moment in Omorosa's life and use it against her. So unfair! You should repent and quickly.

      September 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SK

    we met him at the regis and kelly show ... in between takes...he also came into the audiences to talk to us....
    what a killer personality

    September 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Willow

    I love MCD as an actor and he seemed to be a gentle, kind man. We have to consider he used steroids at one time to get as big as he was which affected his heart and its ability to recover.

    I doubt Dick Cheney used steroids

    September 9, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. PJ Thomas

    I did not know Mr. Duncan as well as I would have liked too, but I did meet him an get to talk to him on two occasions. He struck me as a kind gentle giant of a man, he took his time to speak with me although we did not have a planned meeting. He made you feel like he was genuinely interest in you and took time for you although I am sure he had a busy life. He was a person I would loved to have gotten to know better or work with on a film. The second time we meet my 8 year old daughter was with me and he took time to speak to us again, made over her, she loved it and he made us both feel very special. Watching "The Green Mile" is extra sad tonight as I know I will never be able to speak to him again in this system. He was a Giant Gift and Gentlemen, and a fine example for other men. Our love goes out to his fiancee and his family. He has "Gone to Soon" and will be surely missed. He was like a modern day Samson a strong giant of a man but you felt he had a connection to God because of his kindness. Rest in peace Micheal and thank you for your gifts you gave us all.

    September 9, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. David Darflinger

    You suck.

    September 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Valerie

    MY HEART is sadden but my soul rejoice because he is at peace from this cold distant world. God called him to heaven. May God bless his entire family and fiance'. I loved him in The Green Mile and See Spot Run. He definitely was a gentle soul. R.I.P. MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN.

    September 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Addie Tooson of Tuscaloosa, AL

    He was an excellent actor and a gentle giant who left us too soon. My favorite movies of him are Planet of the Apes because at the dinner table, he slam the table with his hand and said, "Bow Your Heads." Daredevil. The Kingpin and Bullseye are a funny combination. The Green Mile because he had a gift of healing; although, he was accused of a crime. My prayers goes out to his family, friends, and fans. May God comfort you.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marilynn

    All the comments you all make about MCD is correct. He was a good actor and I like him. We need more people in the world like him. The good die young. The impact he had on so many lives. However you all people need to go back and read your Bible if you believe in it; only if you believe! God doesn't need angels, He has thousands upon thousands and ten thousands of angels. When someone dies they go in the Grave until the second Coming of Christ. They are in the ground sleeping. Daniel 12:2-3., 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, Revelation 20:5, 6, Ecclesisates 3:20-21, Ecclesiastes 7: 1-8, 9:7-6, 10:14, 11:5, 12:13-14 and the list go on and on. Furthermore God don't have any pleasure in his people dying. The rages of sin is death Romans 6:23. You cannot live you life any how and when you died you go to heaven. What you sow what you reap. ALL THIS IS SAID IN THE BIBLE, READY IT. AND STOP GUESSING AND HOPING YOUR GOOD WORDS WILL PUT HIM THERE STRAIGHT. I know you will blast me, that's ok because you all are illiterate when it come to the bible. The words of God still stand and will stand forever no matter your opinon doesn't matter. The bible also said the Fools have said in his heart there is no God, Read your Bible.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • marilyn golemon

      Thank you for your comments. However you should use spell check & re-read when you're preaching. Don't group "us" because you have no idea what or who you're referring to. Unless you have already died you don't know 100% the things you are saying. I have a Bible & I read it. As long as I believe in my God, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, I will be just fine. Instead of pointing fingers perhaps you should get on your knees and point your head to the heavens and pray for the uninformed & unsaved. Remember judge you not lest you be judged? Love is God's greatest gift. Love to you!

      September 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      Not everyone on the planet is Christian ... and neither was Jesus, who was an orthodox Jew and rabbi. If he lived today he would be appalled at what Christians have done and continue to do in his name - instead of to the one and only G-d.

      September 13, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Wes Stahl

    The man was larger than life, was very humble and respectful. He will be greatly missed.

    September 6, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. janey33

    Very sad. He was much too young

    September 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Patricia Godwin

    " You can't hide what's in your heart."
    John Coffe (Like the drink...cept not spelt the same.)

    September 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. twalk

    Duncan could not overcome one heart attack, but someone evil like Dick Cheney survives several.

    September 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • janey33

      Aren't you a very sad excuse for a human being, judging Dick Cheney like that. I am so thankful that God is in charge of our lives and not you. God is much more forgiving.

      September 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. edgybutsoft

    I was looking forward to his future films. The Green Mile touched me so deeply. It didn't feel like I was watching a movie. That's how powerful that movie and all the actors were in that film. Thank you for your work, while it wasn't a long list of films, they were good ones.
    RIP, Mr Duncan.

    September 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. .•|•.

    That's sad, he played a great part in The Green Mile. RIP

    September 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. twalk

    if Omarosa was like she was on Apprentice then she stressed him out.

    September 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. WVLady63

    Never knew him personally but loved to see him on television and in the movies. He will be missed! Another Angel gets his wings.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LORRIE


    September 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  19. lesshrew

    he never went to mcd's he went to the other place

    September 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  20. MCD

    After I got here I found out there is Mc Donalds (MC D's) in heaven, this is heaven guys! ta ta for now

    September 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jwilliams

    May you rest in paradise!

    September 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Ginny T

    An amazing talent and gentle man. I love just listening to him talk. Condolences to his fiance and family. Prayers are going up!

    September 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lynn Mestica

    awful just awful

    September 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. healey

    lovely person and a role model to men

    September 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Nelson

    All of these people saying nice things about Mr. Duncan, well let me tell you this and the truth about him (THERE RIGHT) I got to meet him last year and I'm still smiling about his humor and kind side. We all are here on this earth for a short period of time and I'm glad that he always greeted everyone with a smile and warm handshake if not a huge. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Duncan for sharing your son with us.

    September 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mistylynn


    September 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Mistylynn

    So sad, Our loss is heaven's gain. My God comfort everyone in his family and his fiance in the days and weeks ahead.

    September 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Arealblkwmn

    A beautiful spirit and gentle GIANT , gone on ahead..Somewhere along the sunset, where loved ones never die, you sleep in a beautiful garden, Beneath a golden sky. Though Heaven and earth divide us, we are never apart, for you are always in our thoughts, and FOREVER. IN OUR HEARTS!!! ..REST NOW BIG MAN!

    September 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Robin W. Athena

    great person

    September 6, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  30. Ricardo

    rest in peace

    September 6, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  31. Doris Beasley

    God Garden Is Beautiful Now...... Rest In Peace Mr. Michael C. Duncan

    September 6, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  32. run

    lovely man

    September 6, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  33. ah...

    I was sorry to hear of his passing. I always liked him as an actor. He seemed like such a nice guy, too. My deepest sympathies to his family, fiancee, his friends, and his fans. Rip.

    September 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  34. v

    seen all 5 movies

    September 6, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  35. nollic*

    rest in peace

    September 6, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |


    September 6, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  37. JacquelineThomas Youngstown,Ohio

    When i saw the heading i wondered who clarke duncan was.Thdn i opened it up and got a shock. All the movies iv seen and owned, the grden mile my fav of his and i never knew his name.I called him omarosa's boyfriend, aft calling him for yrs the green mile.I loved him as an actor, when you had his surprise birthday party i heard abt him as a person, and when u had cause to return home for your bro i heared what a gental spirt he was. He will be missed by billions. He is safe in God's arms. Omarosa know that everyone who knows your family heart go out to you, his fam and yours. I fell in love w u when u took on mophead. youngstown holds u in heq heart. Be blessed be safe and remember God NEVER puts more on you then you can handle. I know he's resting in peace. Fairwell Micheal Clarke Duncan Lol

    September 6, 2012 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  38. DBrown

    God needed another angel like him! R.I.P.

    September 6, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • sue mcbride

      I just watched THE GREEN MILE for about the 20th time just a few days ago for maybe the 20th time...a great loss to his fans & the industry.

      September 9, 2012 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  39. Cathy stockton

    He was the most kindest gentle man that the world was lucky to know there are no words to say other than we all are right there feeling the lose with you god be with the family and his love during the tribulations he is with god geting his wings

    September 6, 2012 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  40. runphas7

    I remember something he said once in an interview. He said, I will never date a woman if she does not have all her teeth. I remember that and thought it rather snobbish. But that was his opinion. Sorry he had to die so young.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes, runphas, run phaster... away!

      @runphas: Of all the comments you could come up with, you came up with this? What an odd duck, you are.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • jay

      Must be rough getting turned down by MCD huh?

      September 7, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  41. vancey

    God Bless the family and friends. May he rest in God`s Kingdom. May the love of Almighty God be with you.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  42. adrienne

    R.I.P. My heart goes out to his fiance and all the family.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Brian

    he was and always will the greatest actor. I have all his movies and will always miss him. RIP brother

    September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jones

    sad news

    September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kevin


    September 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  46. William

    This dude was amazing. Rip

    September 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jim

    A gentle giant, he's beside an even greater giant now

    September 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  48. WAltena Robinson of Augusta,Ga

    May god be with his family and his girlfriend who give her best to save him only to find out god need sweet soul as was and call to come home. When Ioolk at his picture of him and omarose they look so much in love my heart tones out to her the love of her life is gone . And his family that love him to. My prayer and tha love all around world give you Omarose and family . I am a fan of of Mr. MICHEAL CLARKE DUNCAN's RIP

    September 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Anthony Lewis

    We will him in Chicago

    September 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  50. My prayers go out to his family. He was a very good actor. and well missed.

    My heart goes out and my prayers too his family at this time. He was a good actor and I respect someone like him

    September 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |

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