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Michael Clarke Duncan

Dead at 54

9/3/2012 10:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0903_Michael-Clarke-Duncan_gettyMichael Clarke Duncan, star of such movies as "The Green Mile" and "The Whole Nine Yards," passed away this morning. He was 54.

According to our sources, his passing came very suddenly. We're told his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault, had been with him in his hospital room in Los Angeles and left for an engagement. Shortly after she left, he died.

Our sources say Omarosa's mother was with him when he passed.

Duncan's rep tells TMZ the actor never fully recovered from the myocardial infarction he suffered on July 13. As TMZ first reported, Omarosa found Duncan in cardiac arrest and performed CPR and was able to resuscitate him before calling 911.

The rep tells us, "[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

Duncan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Coffey in "The Green Mile." He worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. before he got his break.

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jackmama311    

RIP.

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Boop    

What a sad outcome. I'm so sorry to hear this news.

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khanui    

RIP

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slackers!    

tmz you hardly have the exclusive...i saw it on yahoo first...of all places..YAHOO

717 days ago
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PG    

Sad.

717 days ago
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Fibb    

God rest his soul, what a great loss to Hollywood, & to the world...

717 days ago
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Chad    

Very sad.. Rest in peace. A great actor

717 days ago
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Vallynn    

He was an awesome actor. Died too young, RIP...

717 days ago
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ANS84    

Oh, man. RIP. Gone way too soon. Just saw him on TMZ Live a few months ago.

717 days ago
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smorbie    

I am so sorry. He always seemed like one of the good guys. My prayers go out for his loved ones.

717 days ago
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BLACK CAESAR    

heaven......he's in heaven.

717 days ago
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bagladey    

My he r.i.p.

717 days ago
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rezn    

This is sad to hear. He had a warm spirit.

717 days ago
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bagladey    

MAy he r.i.p.

717 days ago
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Lmao    

This so sad, he always seemed like a cool person :'( SMH.

717 days ago
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