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Michael Clarke Duncan death: Coroner unlikely to investigate

Michael Clarke Duncan in "The Green Mile"

The L.A. County coroner's office is unlikely to investigate the death of "Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

Duncan died Monday at a local hospital, several weeks after suffering myocardial infarction.

A spokesman for the coroner's office said a probe is unlikely because of Duncan's history of heart trouble.

The coroner would get involved only if there was a sign of foul play or other unusual factors, and that appears not to be the case.

The coroner was not immediately informed of Duncan's death, but that is not uncommon if a person dies in a hospital, officials said.

According to The Times' Movie Now blog:

The Chicago native rose to fame playing a hulking death row inmate with a special psychic gift in the 1999 film, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. The role, which cast him opposite Tom Hanks, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing roughly 315 pounds, Duncan parlayed his considerable size into a career as a Hollywood security guard, working for the likes of Will Smith and the rapper Notorious B.I.G. His first significant movie role came in 1998's "Armageddon" with Bruce Willis; Willis later helped the fledgling actor land the "Green Mile" gig.

-- Andrew Blankstein

 

 

 
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