Michael Clarke Duncan will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills next week.
Celebuzz has dug up the details of the "Green Mile" star who died earlier this week at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack earlier this year. According to reports, the funeral will be held on September 10th in the Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty which was also used for the private funeral of Michael Jackson in 2009. He will reportedly later be buried at Forest Lawn's Sanctuary of Treasured Love. There are no details if the events will be open to the public.
Once the star takes his final resting place, he will have a lot of familiar Hollywood names to keep him company in the hallowed grounds of Forest Lawn. Here are some of the star who have been laid to rest in the A-List cemetery:
Rodney King: The iconic news maker and alumnae of "Celebrity Rehab" was laid to rest on June 30, 2012, after drowning in his backyard swimming pool. His services were also held in the Hall of Liberty which can seat up to 1,200 people.
Brittany Murphy: The actress was laid to rest after her untimely death from pneumonia and multiple drug intoxication on Christmas Eve in 2009. Her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack, was buried next to her four months later after passing away from pneumonia in their Hollywood home.
David Carradine: The star was laid to rest following a private invitation-only service at the Forest Lawn cemetery in June 2009 after he was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room. The event was a celebrity studded event with guests including: Tom Selleck, Daryl Hannah, Michael Marsden and many more.
John Ritter: His career on television spanned three decades when he became sick while rehearsing scenes for "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" on September 11, 2003. He died later that evening from an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect at the age of 54. He was laid to rest in a private funeral at Forest Lawn a few days later.
While those are some of the recent additions to the iconic Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills population, the cemetery is reportedly home to many celebrity icons including Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Gene Autry and many more.
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