Oh No! Michael Clarke Duncan’s Family Says His Gravesite Was Vandalized By Racist Cowards

May 24, 2013  |  

A friend close to the family of late actor, Michael Clarke Duncan stopped by his grave in Hollywood Hills to leave flowers for her deceased friend when she noticed something very odd about the Green Mile actor’s tomb, TMZ reports. There was a cartoon-looking black face figure attached to the middle of Duncan’s tomb. The friend says she believes cartoonish character is supposed to be “Sambo,” a children’s book character from the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. Sambo” later became known as a racial slur and an offensive depiction of Black people.

The family is outraged that someone would defile their beloved Michael’s final resting place in such a way and have contacted the LAPD concerning the matter. We hear that the case may be handled as a hate crime. Authorities are currently investigating the situation and Forest Lawn Cemetery staffers have removed the figure.

Duncan’s relatives say they won’t rest until the culprit is exposed.

What are your thoughts on all of this?


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