Mourners gather for Michael Clarke Duncan memorial

The four-hour closed-casket celebration of his life was held at the Hall of Liberty in Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Park cemetery.

The service featured a slide show, touching speeches from friends, and a screening of the 1999 drama The Green Mile, which earned Duncan an Oscar nomination.

The 54 year old died on 3 September (12) from complications of a heart attack he suffered at his L.A. home in July (12).

A private memorial for Duncan is expected to draw a crowd of Hollywood A-listers to Forest Lawn on Monday (10Sep12).