4 Sep 2012

Green Mile actor dies

6:51 pm on 4 September 2012

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for an Oscar-nominated role in the film The Green Mile, has died in died in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old was admitted to hospital after a heart attack on 13 July and died on Monday, the ABC reports.

The Green Mile, in which he played a man on death row who had a mysterious gift for healing, was his most famous role, earning him a nomination for best supporting actor in the Academy Awards in 1999.

Duncan also appeared in Armageddon, Sin City, Daredevil, Planet of the Apes and The Scorpion King and did voice work for Kung Fu Panda.

He tried out for the Chicago Bears in the 1980s and worked as a bodyguard and bouncer after moving to California.