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Michael Clarke Duncan Funeral: Hanks, Leno, Remember "Green Mile" Actor

Star suffered a heart attack last month and died of natural causes on Sept. 3.



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    A private memorial for actor Michael Clarke Duncan was held Monday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. A public celebration of his life was held on Sunday. The actor died Sept. 3 from complications of a heart attack. He was 54.

    Michael Clarke Duncan sure touched a lot of lives.

    The 54-year-old actor was laid to rest Monday in a Hollywood cemetery, and many of Hollywood's elite came out to pay their respects. Tom Hanks and Jay Leno, both looking somber, were in attendance, as was Duncan's tearful fiance Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. Vivica A. Fox and Holly Robinson Peete came out to see Clarke laid to rest as well.

    See Michael Clarke Duncan's death certificate

    The Green Mile star suffered a heart attack July 13, and died a few weeks later on Sept. 3. A coroner confirmed Duncan passed away of natural causes. His death certificate lists respiratory failure as his immediate cause of death.

    The 6-foot-5-inch, 300-pound star will be remembered for his plethora of roles, including "Daredevil," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," the Tim Burton "Planet of the Apes" remake and "Armageddon."

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Duncan's loved ones.

    --Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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