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Michael Clarke Duncan funeral services to be held next week

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan in New York.

Michael Clarke Duncan in New York. ((AP Photo/Carlo Allegri))

A public casket viewing will be held in Los Angeles this weekend for actor Michael Clarke Duncan, giving fans a chance to say goodbye.

The Oscar-nominated actor's will be on public view on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries in Los Angeles.

A private service is scheduled to follow on Monday.

"The Green Mile" star died Monday in Los Angeles after complications from a heart attack July 13. He was 54.

Duncan grew up in Chicago.

"Michael was a close friend," said White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams. "He was the nicest, kindest guy anyone could ever know. He was a great fan of the Chicago White Sox and often called me to offer advice. His friendship will be missed."

Duncan worked as a bodyguard before beginning his acting career in his 30s. In addition to "Green Mile," he also appeared in "Armageddon," "The Scorpion King" and "Sin City."

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