Hollywood Responds to Passing of Michael Clarke Duncan; Russell Crowe Rescued; Billy Joe Armstrong Hospitalized
09.04.12 by REELZ
Hollywood is still responding to the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died over the weekend at the age of 54. Michael Bay, who cast the actor in his breakout role in Armageddon, wrote about meeting Duncan. "We found him in a gym. He cried at the first audition because he was so proud to audition for a 'Michael and Jerry movie,' he just wanted to make his mom proud. We gave him the role in the room." Tom Hanks, who starred alongside Duncan in his Oscar-nominated performance in The Green Mile released a statement. "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike," Hanks said. "He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." Duncan suffered a heart attack in July and according to reports "never fully recovered."
— Russell Crowe was saved by the U.S. Coast Guard after getting lost kayaking.
— Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital for unknown reasons, forcing the band to cancel a concert performance.
— Minka Kelly is reportedly dating Captain America himself, Chris Evans
— And yet another royal flashes his family jewels.
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