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Hollywood reacts to Michael Clarke Duncan's death

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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2001 file photo, pop singer Christina Aguilera accepts her award for favorite female artist of the year from presenter Michael Clarke Duncan at the Seventh Annual Blockbuster Awards in Los Angeles. Duncan has died at the age of 54 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following a July 13, 2012 heart attack, his fiancee, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, said.

A sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from the Hollywood and sports worlds Monday following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, many of them on Twitter:

— "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. 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." — Tom Hanks.

— "(at)OfficialMCD I cant believe you are gone my friend. I will miss our Lakers vs Mavs bets and texts . You will not be forgotten. RIP" — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ((at)mcuban).

— "Michael Clarke Duncan passes at 54. A striking screen presence." — Film critic Roger Ebert ((at)ebertchicago).

— "'When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason' (tilde) Michael Clarke Duncan 12/10/57 - 9/3/12 I'll miss you my brother.." — Dwayne Johnson ((at)TheRock).

— "I met Michael years ago and he was such a nice guy. Very sad" — Auto racing star Danica Patrick ((at)DanicaPatrick).

— "Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP" — Actress Olivia Munn ((at)oliviamunn).

— "RIP Michael Clarke Duncan Heaven has an amazing new angel. I will miss your smile most." — Actress-television host Holly Robinson Peete: ((at)hollyrpeete).

— "I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God's Plan." — Comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey ((at)IAmSteveHarvey).

— "I am so shocked and heart broken to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan's passing. What a man of quality. Both in his life and his work." — Actress Alexa Vega ((at)alexavega).

— "So so sorry to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan, accomplished actor, proud South Sider ..." — ESPN host Michael Wilbon ((at)RealMikeWilbon).

— "Rip Michael Clarke Duncan. We shared sum great times! C u on the other side friend... (at)OMAROSA praying 4 u & the fam." — Actress-comedian Niecy Nash ((at)NiecyNash).

— "Just heard the news that (at)officialmcd passed away. My prayers go out to his family and (at)Omarosa during this very sad time." — Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis ((at)LennoxLewis).

— "RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan.. A really GOOD Brother, I'll miss U Bruh." — Former NBA star and television host John Salley ((at)thejohnsalley).

— "Ahhh... (hash)michaelclarkeDuncan I loved you! Green Mile was epic. RIP (hash)gentlegiant" — Singer-actress Katharine McPhee ((at)katharinemcphee).

— "Man, just watched Michael Clarke Duncan in Talladega Nights last night! RIP to a terrific actor." — TNT Sports reporter David Aldridge ((at)daldridgetnt).

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