Tom Hanks was one of several entertainment business colleagues who showed up at Michael Clarke Duncan's memorial service yesterday to pay their final respects to the late actor.

Hanks, who appeared alongside Duncan in Frank Darabont's 1999 film The Green Mile, moved mourners with a touching eulogy that included a stellar anecdote about Duncan's brush with gangbanging when he was a kid growing up in Chicago.


Among the other speakers were Duncan's fiancee, Omarosa Manigault, who told attendees that he "worked every single day of our relationship" to change the perception of her as "that mean girl from The Apprentice."


Jay Leno also did his part to wet eyeballs, remembering Duncan as an anomaly "in this cynical world of Hollywood...a guy who was happy for every job he got."

[H/T: PopWatch, videos via CNN]