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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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Marsy    

awe r.i.p!

695 days ago
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Beauty    

Rest in Peace, brother

695 days ago
18.

lmfao    

R.I.P.

695 days ago
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Arnie    

Last thing he remembers... she running out the room with his wallet.

695 days ago
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DaveT    

Aw man this really really stinks, this guy was so likeable, and had a huge presence, not just his size but his personality, and nice attitude, really too bad, condolences to his friends and family

695 days ago
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StarFleetVeteran    

Omg no! I HATE this! R.I.P. Michael. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

695 days ago
22.

ts    

so sad GREAT actor RIP

695 days ago
23.

Melissa1987    

wow this is so sad!

695 days ago
24.

Phreaky    

Damn thought he was going to be ok. RIP Mr. Duncan.

695 days ago
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Detective. LaToya    

That is so sad. He was a really nice guy. Rest In Peace.

695 days ago
26.

John    

Such a good talent gone. I'm guessing he suffered another heart attack and killed him.

695 days ago
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Just_Me    

Oh god, I feel horrible for Omarosa. She had saved him initially. He seemed like the love of her life and such a good man. So sad right now :(

695 days ago
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TheLady530    

R.I.P My condolences go out to his family and friends.

695 days ago
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Gigohead     

Omg no! I swore he was home and in recovery :( love him so much. What a huge loss for Hollywood. He was amazing in the Shawshank redemption. My condolences to his family.

695 days ago
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Rob    

Very sad......R.I.P. Michael........condolences to the family......

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