Jay Leno got choked up during his speech. (Kevin Winter/MCD/Getty Images)Tom Hanks told laughter-inducing stories. (Kevin Winter/MCD/Getty Images)
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan's humble attitude and kind nature may have been very un-showbiz, but it turns out he stole the hearts of many Hollywood heavyweights and developed close relationships with several big stars. A memorial service took place in Los Angeles on Monday for the 54-year-old, who died on September 3 of complications from a July heart attack, and plenty of famous faces showed up not just to pay their respects, but to speak about a man they considered a friend.
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Jay Leno got choked up as he addressed the mourners and remembered Clarke's joy over falling in love with his fiancée, reality star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, two years ago. "I know he was 54, but he was 17 years old with me and he was so happy," said Leno, fighting back tears. "And when he met Omarosa we talked again and I know that big smile, but you know it grew like another millimeter on each side. He was so happy."
Holly Robinson Peete had been friends with Duncan for years. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)Duncan's fiancee, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. (London Entertainment/Splash News)
Tom Hanks, Duncan's co-star in the
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