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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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Celeb Gossip Addict    

This is such terrible news. R.I.P. my friend. God bless his loved ones and fans.

696 days ago
167.

KnuckleDragger    

That sucks. That really, really sucks.

696 days ago
168.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Aww....RIP

696 days ago
169.

cokeandpilates    

Gone too soon. Thank you for being such a great actor. My deepest condolences to his family.

696 days ago
170.

CT    

very sad, this is a great loss, i really enjoyed his movies.

696 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Woah... didn't see that one coming. RIP there.

696 days ago
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firebaby    

wow, i mean, wow..... i love this guy.... R.I.P gone way too soon.....

696 days ago
173.

CYNTHIA    

TO THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HE WAS A VERY GOOD ACTOR IN THE GREEN MILE AND OTHER SHOWS PEACE BE WITH OMORASA FAMILY AS WELL .RIP MICHAEL AND GOD BLESS

696 days ago
174.

Netta40    

God rest your soul such a great actor.So sad in my prayers to your lovely one and your family.

696 days ago
175.

Gary    

R.I.P. Michael. You will be missed :( you died too young :(

696 days ago
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da troof    

STEEERRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOIIIIIIDDDSSSSSSSSSSSS

696 days ago
177.

Drob    

If he was already in a hospital room, why did she attempt to call 911???!!

696 days ago
178.

Roslyn R.    

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. May he RIP. My condolences to his family, friends, and love ones.

696 days ago
179.

Lisa M Richardson    

LOST A VERY GOOD ACTOR TO SOON RIP

696 days ago
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Lady Juliette    

Such a wonderful actor and person. He will be missed.

696 days ago
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