Surrounded by family, friends and more than a few famous guests, Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest in Los Angeles this week.
And while it was a somber occasion – with loved ones mourning the loss of an Oscar-nominated actor who died from respiratory failure brought on by a heart attack a couple weeks ago – for all who knew Duncan, Tom Hanks found a few moments of humor at the memorial service.
The star, who acted opposite Duncan in The Green Mile, shared a story about a young “Big Mike” and how his attempt to join a local gang was thwarted by his mother. It’s great, moving stuff.
Watch Hanks deliver the tale now: