|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Michael Clarke Duncan|
|Born|| Michael Clarke Duncan|
December 10, 1957
|Died|| September 3, 2012 (age 54)|
Los Angeles, California
|Characters played|| Kingpin|
Michael Clarke Duncan (born December 10, 1957, died September 3, 2012) was an American actor who played Kingpin on Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, reprising the role from the Daredevil film. He also played Groot on Ultimate Spider-Man.
Other notable roles include Bear in Armageddon, John Coffey in The Green Mile, and Kilowag in Green Lantern.
On July 13th, 2012 the actor suffered a severe heart attack. On August 6th he was taken out of intensive care though remained hospitalized. On September 3rd his fiancee told the press that Duncan had died. He recorded for Groot shortly before his heart attack, in possibly his final role ever. The episode that Groot appears in is dedicated to his memory.