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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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aimee    

Such a great loss -Prayers to his family and friends

789 days ago
137.

wow ew    

May he rest in peace. Hopefully TMZ will respect his and his family's privacy at this time.

789 days ago
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Flox    

Oh, this is so sad. 54 is the prime of life. He was great in "The Green Mile", but I really most enjoyed his two awesome appearances on the original "Two and a Half Men". RIP and condolences to Omarosa.

789 days ago
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verlinda    

Great Actor, Going to be missed. R.I.P.

789 days ago
140.

CJ    

So sad. Rest in peace.

789 days ago
141.

Patty    

"Talladega Nights". He was great! So sad, same thing that happened to my father. So sorry .

789 days ago
142.

jetfanglo    

hope ur in eternal peace,big man....godspeed

789 days ago
143.

MJ    

Bless him! Loved his acting and that VOICE!

789 days ago
144.

thebronze    

I'll bet Omarosa killed him.

789 days ago
145.

CarneyIsGod    

This is sad to hear. I loved his role in The Scorpion King. RIP Big guy, see you on the other side.

789 days ago
146.

kennethg48    

RIP

789 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Rest in Paradise, Michael!

789 days ago
148.

Raine    

So sad he was a very good actor and will be missed!!! RIP

789 days ago
149.

anya2u    

RIP Wonderful actor and class act all the way.

789 days ago
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PEPPER    

Sad RIP

789 days ago
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