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B&B’s Michael Clarke Duncan: RIP

Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, an Oscar-nominee for The Green Mile, passed away on Monday, September 3 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles where he was being treated for a heart attack. Veteran B&B fans may recall Duncan’s turn on the half-hour soap as “Slash,” Thorne’s fellow prisoner in 1995.

“Michael was a gentle giant so filled with a love for acting,” Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne) tells Soaps In Depth. “He was very excited about playing Slash. His mom was a huge B&B fan and Michael asked if I could call her and say, ‘Hi.’ We did from my dressing room and I remember what a nice son he was and such a kind person. I later laughed because he was asking me for any acting tips, and [in 2000] he was nominated for an Oscar! I promise nothing I said could have improved a thing. He was brilliant!”

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