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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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DTownLA    

Such A Good Guy.. Sad To See Him Go So Soon. #RIP

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287.

Smarg    

Is it because he's black that the media doesn't mention the anabolic steroid abuse??

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kings dottier    

R*I*P <3

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289.

ee    

STEROIDS

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290.

JUstin    

@SMARG - No , they are just trying not to be an arse-by making false accusations ...Try it ..

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DR LERATO LETLAPE    

A VERY DARK CLOUD HAS FALLEN ON and CASTS ITS UNWELCOME UGLY SHADOW ON LERATOLAND TODAY BELOVED FRIENDS and FAMILY...

COLOSSUS OF THE BIG SCREEN, FAREWELL TO A LEGEND, YOU ARE GOING TO BE SORELY MISSED BY ALL THOSE WHO LOVED YOU and WHOSE HEARTS YOU TOUCHED, but YOUR STAR WILL FOREVER CONTINUE TO SHINE MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN... MAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUL REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE GENTLE GIANT... *EXTREMELY SAD and TEARY-EYED* :-(

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crimsons    

Who?

779 days ago
293.

DrLoveToe    

rest in peace big fella

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294.

Jackie    

R.I.P Duncan

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295.

MIKE    

What a shame, loved the guy ,RIP Man

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296.

Bella    

Oh my heart hurts hearing the news, not many actors/actresses can touch you with the genuineness in their eyes or their warm smile...Michael Duncan Clarke was the one. His smile made the world a better place, he will be missed, my sincerest condolences to family and friends.

779 days ago
297.

Yep    

I'm sure the stress of living with a person like Omarosa had something to do with him dying. She's the type of person that gives you high blood pressure.

779 days ago
298.

hunter    

His appearance on two episodes of Two and a Half Men was classic. Especially on the "Two Finger Rule: episode when he made the "Mr. Roundtree" reference and also when they did the "Shaft" theme song rendition.

779 days ago
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Amy    

This is sad, because the world is already short on people who are gentle. He had such a twinkle in his eye and a deep friendly voice.

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RGadd911    

This is so sudden. Things like this always happen this way. I didn't even know he had an accident. Life is way too short. I am sure that Mr. Duncan was not even close to being ready to go, yet here he is. 54 years old. Terrible, just terrible

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