Submitted by robinburks 838d ago | news

Michael Clarke Duncan, film and voice actor, dead at 54

When many think of Michael Clarke Duncan, they think immediately of the movies he did, such as Green Mile (for which he earned an Academy Award nomination) and Armageddon (in which he was just awesome in). But those of us who game on a regular basis know his voice even more than his face.

If you’ve ever played a God of War game, you’ll recognize his voice. If you’ve ever played Saints Row, his deep bass will sound familiar. In fact, Duncan is credited with voicing a total of 10 video games: God of War Saga, God of War II, God of War III, Saints Row, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals, Star Trek: Klingon Academy, Soldier of Fortune and Panic in the Park. (Culture, God of War, God of War 2, God of War 3)

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TCG_Returns  +   838d ago
Wow.Guy was a total badass & a great actor.Green mile still makes me tear up..
Septic  +   838d ago
Oh man. That is sad news. And he died quite young. He was great actor. Rest in Peace.
Lord_Sloth  +   838d ago
Indeed. Always loved seeing him in Armageddon and Daredevil. Gonna miss the big-guy.

Rest in peace, brave prince.
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StanSmith  +   838d ago
R.I.P. Micheal Clarke Duncan.

A fantastic actor, who will be missed greatly!

Literally the only actor who made me cry with his performance in The Green Mile.
MaxXAttaxX  +   838d ago
Oh man... :( R.I.P.

I remember he was Atlas in GOW2.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   838d ago
CommonSense  +   837d ago
He was great in Slammin Salmon

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jony_dols  +   837d ago
Heard once that he would give $50 to anyone who recognized him on the street & could recite his full name!

Sounded like a genuinely nice guy, and was an underrated actor
mewhy32  +   837d ago
My prayers to his family in this time of sorrow and loss.
Pushagree  +   837d ago
Died young? He was 54 years old. Weird how death always distorts perception.
Septic  +   837d ago | Intelligent

54 is young especially when considering the average life expectancy in the US is about 75+.

Nothing is distorted here.
Pushagree  +   837d ago
If we were having a conversation about his age while he was still alive, no one would be referring to him as "young" at best, he is aged and at worst he is just plain old. Young is a term used for people ranging from ages 0-25.

I get that death sucks and all that, but there is a serious distortion going on here when you say that a 54 year old man "died young." He may have died early, unjusly, tragically, or simply wrongly. Those are adverbs I can accept. Young is not one of them.
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Septic  +   837d ago
"If we were having a conversation about his age while he was still alive, no one would be referring to him as "young" at best, he is aged and at worst he is just plain old"

But we aren't having a conversation about his age while he is alive. He isn't and that is the point you're failing to understand; 54 is quite a young age to die at. Do you honestly think he is "plain old" to die at age 54?

His age is being discussed in the context OF HIS death. My parents are around that age and God forbid, if they died today, I would definitely think that was too young.
Loki86  +   837d ago
Why is that everytime people are mourning someone's death, some idiot has to start up a worthless argument that means nothing. Have some respect or move on, no need some comment of a distorted sense of age.
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Pushagree  +   837d ago
What you're failing to understand is that you are simply using the wrong word to describe his death. There is a big difference between dying young and dying early. A child/teenager dies young, Michael Duncan died early. I'm right, you're wrong. Let's just end it there and quit this argument before i'm further reminded of why english test scores keep getting lower and lower.
Bobby Kotex  +   837d ago
@Pushagree we do understand your point, and it's stupid.
No Way  +   837d ago
Pushagree -

Also, he didn't die at a young age, but he did died young.
He died young compared to how old some people live (100+).
He died young compared to what Septic said, at 75+ years.
That's a 20 year difference. He died young compared to 75.

I don't think anything here is really 'distorted' as you say.
DW74  +   837d ago

There is a time and a place for the kind of argument you are making. And this isn't it. A lot of people loved this man. Thankfully your bubbles are spent. Too many folks, especially on this site, think that because being a dick is free (thanks to no real consequences), we should just all be dicks to each other. Stop being a dick.
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CryWolf  +   837d ago
R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan
Oh man. I can't believe he died I seen the Green Mile 100th of times and he also in God of wars 2 played as Atlas a total badass actor on screen and a voice actor he will be missed.
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HammadTheBeast  +   838d ago
He was also Atlas in GoW. Damn, he had a nice voice.
robinburks  +   838d ago
The first time I played God of War and heard that voice, I was like "YES!"
beerkeg  +   837d ago
I didn't realise he was in GoW. Just goes to show how many actors may have done voices to games you didn't realise. He had a memorable voice as well, I'm surprised I didn't recognize it.

I'll always remember him from The Green Mile though, one of the only films I've actually cried watching.

RIP Michael Clarke Duncan, I'll watch The Green Mile tonight in your honour. God bless.
Tsar4ever  +   838d ago
DAMMIT!! Another good actor lost.

Is it me, or these past few years we've been losing all types of celebs at a astonishing rate. You was FUN in ARMAGEDDON, You was moving & deep in GREEN MILE, You was just Right for SIN CITY.

Rest in peace, brotha blood. We hardly got to see & know you enough........
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JaggedCarpet  +   837d ago
^ I think the point Mike was trying to make was that instead of "was" it should be "is". Just because he died doesn't make him any less of a badass.
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PtRoLLFacE  +   838d ago
R.I.P papa bear! you ll be missed!
Awesome_Gamer  +   837d ago
Noooooooooooo, i love that guy :(
Gwyn-Lord-Of-Cinder  +   837d ago
Damn i just wached Talladaga Nights : Ricky Bobby last night damn.... R.I.P
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Aceman18  +   837d ago
wow no way this is very sad news
RIP Michael
Electroshocked  +   837d ago
I completely agree, he made me tear up quite a bit in The Green Mile, he was a great actor. I heard about this news this morning, very sad news.

Rest in peace, Michael Clarke Duncan, you will be missed.
onyoursistersback  +   838d ago
can believe he pass away!!! was he not in the Expendables 2??? (i have yet to see it)
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cgoodno  +   838d ago
That's Terry Crewes in the Expendables movies.
ThanatosDMC  +   838d ago
Just no.
MidnytRain  +   838d ago
There's a racial statement to be made here. Anyway, HebrewHammer, this just shows that anonymous disagrees is an utterly pointless and confusing system.
BoNeSaW23  +   838d ago
So you threaten to sodomize people at their funeral for disagrees? Classy bro!
Coltrane_C  +   838d ago
HammadTheBeast  +   838d ago
ajax17  +   837d ago
Why are people disagreeing? Fucking assholes.
Relientk77  +   838d ago
Omg that's so sad, I just saw him on TV last night, Talladega Nights was on

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joab777  +   838d ago
He was recently in the show "the finder". He played a humble, nice guy who kicked bad guy a$$. I was waiting for season 2. I wonder if he had filmed any of it. If he did, I hope we get to see it. I knew he had had a heart attack but I was stunned to hear that he died.
DarkZane  +   837d ago
Actually, The Finder was cancelled, there won't be a second season.
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Samus HD  +   837d ago
Hej I saw that too on TV..
@Relientk77 from which country are you?!
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2pacalypsenow  +   838d ago
DAMN , noo :-(
Darth Gamer  +   838d ago
WOW, That is a shock. R.I.P. Loved your movies!!
Blankman85  +   838d ago
Very saddened by this.
DivineAssault  +   838d ago
whaaaaaaaaat? he was awesome
TruthbeTold  +   838d ago
May he rest in peace. He entertained us greatly in several ways and seemed to be a good guy.
pixelsword  +   838d ago
I thought he would be the perfect person to play Worf's father, Mough, for a Star trek movie.

He was probably my favorite actor.
robinburks  +   838d ago
I know, right? I would have loved to have seen him play a Klingon (although he did voice one).
BitbyDeath  +   838d ago
That sucks, RIP
ikral  +   838d ago
Rest in peace pal, You are remembered.
Ripper12  +   838d ago
R.I.P. (
izumo_lee  +   838d ago
Such a talented soul gone way too early!! He had this deep voice that was so recognizable & he will be missed.

Loved his role in the Green Mile & totally deserving of the Oscar nomination he received.

SAE  +   838d ago
it's not too early , it's just his time , GOD may let him die because things gonna be worst for him or he will do bad things so he prevent that from happening...

there were a bird sleeping in his nest , suddenly a storm came and destroyed his nest and he fly away , angels started to hear a bird crying , so they asked GOD why he is crying , GOD respond to them that he knows the wisdom of it , it's the best for the bird ..

then the bird asked why GOD hate me , why destroy my only thing in life that he worked hard for it ? GOD told the bird that he love him that's why he destroyed that nest , there were a snake coming to eat him that's why he send the storm ..

then the bird started thanking GOD for everything he do it for him :)

you see , his death may turn the best for him , only GOD knows the reason , we all should thank GOD for everything all the time , if we know what GOD did to us we would worship him every minute ....

NOTE : the story is better in arabic , it's hard to say things in english >.< , so i hope you understand it :)...
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SAE  +   838d ago
i would love to know the reason of the disagree ^^

i don't want anyone to be annoyed , only mean respect for the man , just saying why these things that we consider it bad happen to us ...
Killman  +   837d ago
I disagree because what you said is bulls**t. There is not some divine reason to this. Anyways, RIP. I am not obsessed with celebrities, but he was a good actor.
AIndoria  +   837d ago
Disagrees are there because of the stupid reasoning. Also "GOD" doesn't mean anything to most of us. Bible with your capitalised "god" is just a nice bedtime story for us, and oh, it's fiction.

He was a good actor and he'll be missed.
SAE  +   837d ago
I respect your opinion for not believing in GOD , i want your reason of death , there must be a reason for everything , then how and why do we live in this beautiful and amazing universe ?..

This world is very connected , organized and complicated , it cant cqme from no where , it has to be controled by someone ..

I put some proves and reasonable talk for you ;) , prove me wrong , even sience people that dont believe in god said this , just look at your self , how did you get that body ?.. How do you have that complicated brain , how is it connected ...

I want to know what will happen to you if you die if there is no GOD , whay do you think will happen ...
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MrChow666  +   837d ago
you write nonsense, thats why
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Trenta27  +   837d ago
...since when did N4G start feeling like a church?
sandman224  +   837d ago
That was a great story. I'm sorry you're getting disagrees, it's sad that people are shallow and maybe even a bit racist, or lost and don't understand the message from this story. All I have to know is there is one god and he is amazing.
MRMagoo123  +   837d ago
gtfo with religion, ppl that believe in god should also believe in fairies unicorns and santa they all have as much evidence backing there existence.
listenkids  +   838d ago
R.I.P Big man, I would have loved for you to be Vulcan Raven, what a shame.
KwietStorm  +   837d ago
Hadn't even thought of that. Would've been great.
MattyG  +   838d ago
He was such a great actor! :( He will be missed.
Off topic; The Mods better not take this story down just because it isn't "directly gaming related".
pixelsword  +   838d ago
It is: he was in over ten games; besides, I remember when that sham-wow (or whomever he was) guy died and they put that up there when he had nothing to do with gaming, and it stuck; that was a low-point.
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MattyG  +   838d ago
Oh I'm not saying it isn't, but I submitted an article about Greg Miller (a fairly well know gaming journalist) being diagnosed with cancer and it was removed. I was just afraid that they might remove it since Duncan wasn't solely a voice actor.
robinburks  +   838d ago
I definitely wouldn't have posted it had I not immediately thought of Atlas in God of War (which was Duncan's voice). Michael Clarke Duncan had so much more going for him than just film and television.
Jadedz  +   838d ago
Terrible news :(
He will be missed. RIP Mr.Clarke Duncan, and my condolences to his family and close friends.
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CrimsonessCross  +   838d ago
I haven't heard of this news. This guy was a great actor and will be remembered.

r.i.p *bows head down*
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Bathyj  +   838d ago
Wow, all the way back to Soldier of Fortune.

Damn shame, I've been a fan since Armageddon. Such a commanding presence.

"Boss, I done seen me a mouse."
aviator189  +   838d ago
It's always sad to see individuals to die at such a young age. I'll always remember him for his bad-assery in movies like Armageddon and subtlety in performance in Green Mile.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Duncan.
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DarkBlood  +   838d ago
54 is young? o.o
Blade Runner  +   838d ago
I hope to god you remember saying this when you reach 54. That is, if you reach it. Tool.
aviator189  +   838d ago
Well, considering the average life expectancy here which is about 76, yeah.
silvacrest  +   838d ago
its young for death
DarkBlood  +   838d ago
@Blade Runner, i wasnt being an ass you know so watch it lol

beside i dont do drugs or any of that bad stuff plus stay away from anyone that does extensively plus i go the gym almost everyday so i will be fine

but just dont see how 54 is young is all unless its special
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Daver  +   838d ago

Its not because you dont do drugs, you go to the gym and eat all your fruits portion in a day that you cant die at this age or younger....
ThatArtGuy  +   838d ago
So then you die from a car accident or a blood clot to the brain. You never know when your time is up.
KwietStorm  +   837d ago
You must either be very young or must be very narrow-minded if you can't see that 54 years of age is young to cease living. In fact, you do sound very narrow-minded if you think you're "in the clear" just because you don't do drugs and you go to the gym. Its almost comical that you even made these statements. All the fruits and healthy life lessons in the world isn't gonna stop a car or a bullet. People die every day, obviously some younger than others.
DarkBlood  +   837d ago
@KwietStorm, yeah im 21 my opinion could be suspectible to change. But as the fact for my self stands now i dont even consider my self young maybe close to semi middle age based on my maturity. i might even thinking about someone being old based on how long they been here not the condition there body is in i read quite a few times about 60 year old having a body of a 20 year old man got to be quite active for that or just damn lucky.

but the guy is still old in age in my eyes it just means he live longer then the rest know what im trying to say?

@ few others, i wasnt claiming that im invincible or anything lol all of those other things can still kill me if i truly insert my self into the public world
insomnium2  +   837d ago

There is nothing you can do about genetic flaws etc. which might cause any of us to die in our 50s.

It's all about propabilities. You can lessen the propability of heart attacks and other problems related to these things but there is no gym you can make the propability go to zero.
Lou Ferrigno  +   837d ago
"insert myself into the public world" .. wow,and you said you think as yourself as a middle aged man?.. haha ,ok little buddy,whatever helps you sleep at night. .
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No FanS Land  +   838d ago
hum, that is kinda sad I was talking about him and his role on past saturday. Thinking that Whatever he does in life people would know him as John Coffee. didn't expect that! R.I.P.
enkeixpress  +   838d ago
R.I.P <3
Romudeth  +   838d ago
Damn! Duncan was one of the best actors out there! He was definitely one of my favorites.

Deadpool616  +   838d ago
I'm going to miss Michael Clarke Duncan. I have the highest respect for him as a person and a actor. I pray for his family and friends for the loss.
Loki86  +   837d ago
Honestly, it is a very sad day, when respectful and truthful posts like this get disagrees. Ridiculous what this site has become.
SSKILLZ  +   838d ago
R.I.P Atlas from GOW
BelieveinGhosts  +   838d ago
One of my favourite actors, he contributed to classics such as Green mile and Armageddon. I still remember great lines from him like "You are so Paralysed" from Taladega Nights. He will be deeply missed by all of us. My condolences to his famiy and friends.

R.I.P for a legend: Michael Clark Duncan
stonecold3  +   838d ago
rip micheal grat actor
TheDivine  +   838d ago
Damn that sucks. I loved him in everything. He was especially great in Armageddon. "WHITE. HOUSE. The WHITE HOUSE." That cracks me up every time. So many memerable roles and he seemed like a good dude in real life also. You will def be missed.
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