updated 09/11/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/11/2012 AT 10:05 AM ET
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, was most commonly described as having a “big heart” during his memorial service at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles on Monday.
Bones and The Finder creator Hart Hanson spoke of fans asking for hugs, not autographs, from the 6-ft., 5-in., 300-lb. actor.
But Jay Leno was one of the first to get choked up while speaking of Duncan.