Police investigate 'hate crime' after Michael Clarke Duncan's grave is vandalised with racist graffiti
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 12:39, 24 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:19, 24 May 2013
Vandalised: Michael Clarke Duncan's grave has been covered in racist graffiti
Police have been called after Michael Clarke Duncan's grave was vandalised with racist graffiti, it has been revealed.
A member of the late actor's family told TMZ.com that when she visited her relative at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, she noticed that an offensive cariacture of a black man had been etched on the centre of the tomb.
The woman believes that the image was intended to be an illustration of 'S*****o' - a derogatory term previously used as an offensive description of a black person.
After discovering the vandalism, the woman filed a police report with the LAPD. According to TMZ.com, police are considering the vandalism a 'hate crime'.
Meanwhile, the cemetery have removed the image, but are doing their utmost to find out who committed the crime.
Oscar-nominated actor Clarke Duncan, most famous for his role in The Green Mile, died in September last year aged 54.
His death followed a heart attack on July 13 from which he never recovered, resulting in a severe lack of oxygen to the brain.
Following the actor's tragic passing, his fiancée Omarosa MaBrothault-Stallworth said: 'I'm devastated. He was the love of my life.'
Resting place: One of the actor's relatives noticed the offensive drawing on his tomb when visiting his grave to lay flowers at the Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills
The 6ft 5in, 300 pound star appeared in dozens of films, including box office hits Armageddon, Planet Of The Apes and Kung Fu Panda.
Duncan had a handful of minor roles before The Green Mile brought him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1999, but unfortunately he lost out to Michael Caine after the British legend won his second Oscar to The Cider House Rules.
The film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.
Screen star: The late actor is most famous for starring alongside Tom Hanks in The Green Mile
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