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Bonnie Hunt issued this statement about Michael Clarke Duncan, her co-star from the 1999 movie 'The Green Mile,' after hearing about his Sept. 3, 2012 death: 'I'm so saddened by this news..Michael was a gentle giant. A cheerful, smiling, grateful talented and kind man. My prayers are with his family...'
'Michael was a dear,' she added. 'I'm deeply grateful To have worked with him on 'The Green Mile,' and to get to know him. We were both Chicago born and raised, so we had an instant bond. He would always greet me with a hug and a smile.. It's such sad news...'
(Pictured: Bonnie Hunt appears in a scene from the 1999 movie 'The Green Mile.')
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