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Michael Clarke Duncan's Tomb


... Family Says

5/24/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0524-michael-clark-duncan-tmzSome racist jerk has desecrated Michael Clark Duncan's grave ... this according to a Duncan family rep, who tells TMZ a vandalism report has already been filed with the police.

We're told ... a family friend stopped by Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to deliver flowers to the spot where MCD was interred in Sept. 2012 ... when she noticed a figure of a cartoonish black face had been attached to the center of MCD's tomb.

The friend believes the black face is an image of "Sambo" -- a character that has long been considered an offensive and racist depiction of a black person.

MCD's friends and family were shocked by the discovery -- wondering what kind of lowlife would desecrate Michael's final resting spot.

We're told the family contacted the LAPD -- and were told the incident could be considered a hate crime. Cops are currently investigating the situation. 

The family tells us ... Forest Lawn immediately removed the "Sambo" from MCD's tomb -- but they won't be satisfied until they find out who violated the tomb.



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Michel with crazy girl around 6:00

311 days ago

This is beyond idiotic. That is not vandalism, and it is not a "Sambo". It's is a just a little painted rock balanced on the marker. It's a rock smiley, a small token meant to make living people happy, and to honor the memory of the dead. It was left by my friend, Lisa. She leaves them all over southern Cal cemeteries, and for street art, for sidewalk etchings and paintings… anything that touches her or makes her happy. They are GIFTS. She left one for Michael Clarke Duncan because she appreciated his work, and she wanted his loved ones to see the smile. To call it anything else is patently ABSURD. Shame on you, TMZ. (But what else is new?)

177 days ago

Go here to read the REAL truth about this and other rock smilies found next to graves in southern California, and in Pittsburgh, PA.

177 days ago
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