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Possible racist incident at Duncan's tomb investigated

May 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Members of Michael Clarke Duncan's family told TMZ they filed a vandalism report after a cartoonish black face was found on his Hollywood Hills tomb.

The star of "Armageddon" and "The Green Mile" is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. He died last year, following complications from a heart attack. He was 54.

TMZ said a friend was delivering flowers to his tomb when she spotted an image she said is "Sambo," a figure long considered an offensive and racist depiction of a black person.

Duncan's family, upset by the incident, contacted the Los Angeles Police Department. The image was removed from the actor's grave, TMZ said.

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