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Michael Clarke Duncan's Tomb

VANDALIZED BY RACIST

... Family Says

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

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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61.

Nikki    

It's clearly Felix the cat. No racism here.

462 days ago
62.

TED SMITH    

DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!

462 days ago
63.

MacGuy    

TMZ, a public artist named Lisa Albanese places those smiley face rocks all over the country. Nothing racist about it. Google her name. Interview her and she will explain. Everyone needs to think about what they are saying.

462 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

Talk about over-reacting. This may have been some fan's kid who wanted to leave a memento. That doesn't look like Sambo. It looks like a child's toy. Anything for publicity.

462 days ago
65.

dennis    

Ya know, that looks a lot more like Sluggo from SNL Mr. Bill fame. I'm not sure of his racist status, but it sounds like someone is sure trying to create some tension here.

462 days ago
66.

Noel Harshman    

The world is too full of ass*@(#@! Hope they catch whoever did this despicable thing and throw the key away!

462 days ago
67.

Sylvia    

That's not Sambo, it's a cat. Some people will use any excuse to scream racism.

462 days ago
68.

pat    

If we see any kind of story featuring that Omarosa skank fake crying about a disrespect, then we can be pretty sure she put it there in order to be reported on.

462 days ago
69.

pat    

TMZ should really track down his gold digging wife and put her on the spot about why there isn't a plaque. I would just love to hear how she would twist this around.

462 days ago
70.

Charlene    

I thought it was Felix the cat.

462 days ago
71.

joanie    

you aren't supposed to de-face a grave site whether it is for fun, hate or any other reason...that is their resting place..

462 days ago
72.

joanie    

What an awful tis to do, don't people have enough worries or families to think about instead of doing this to a dead actors grave, he was a good actor and man, so why do this...

462 days ago
73.

Steven318    

It's crazy how people try to defend this but I'm not shocked by the comments that most of the readers leave on stories when famous black people get in trouble smh I wouldn't be shocked if a tmz reader placed it on his grave I wish you all could be a black man for a month and see the racism towards people smh

462 days ago
74.

DogsRule    

DISGRACEFUL!!!

462 days ago
75.

SlickN    

I'm tripping off of all these racist comments if it was your family member you wouldn't want that for a family member of yours smh. Plus there's no head stone after all these months? Omarosa is a true piece of work I bet she hasn't even been there!

462 days ago
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