The late actor and all-around good guy, Michael Clarke Duncan, will have his life celebrated with a public casket viewing and a private service next week. Duncan's spokeswoman Joy Fehily said Wednesday that the Oscar-nominated star's funeral will be an invitation-only service held on Monday, September 10, and will be led by Bishop Charles Blake, with a eulogy from Dr. H. Beecher Hicks. Fans of the gentle giant will be able to pay their respects at a public viewing of Clarke Duncan's casket at the Hall of Liberty at the Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Hollywood Hills on Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clarke Duncan passed away at 54 on September 3 at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He suffered a debilitating heart attack on July 13, and, according to the family spokesperson, never truly fully recovered. The tributes that have come from friends, fans, and family consistently touched on what a loving, gentle, and captivating person the actor was. "The Green Mile" star had planned on marrying former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault next year.