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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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juda317    

RIP.

748 days ago
302.

Ro    

so sad! my heart goes out to his friends and family :/

748 days ago
303.

Julie    

It seems to me that if he had a cardiac arrest in July, didn't his doctors advise him to do something - like heart surgery? He should have been able to survive - what about his doctor or family?

748 days ago
304.

janet    

TV personality Rev. Omarosa Ma****ult, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily...
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748 days ago
305.

Erick    

sad news, RIP michael

748 days ago
306.

john    

Myocardial infarction?

Which one of you TMZ intellectuals can spell. Pay that guy..The rest of you hit the road...

748 days ago
307.

Josh    

I'm bummed, I really liked this guy

748 days ago
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Susan62509    

Mr. Duncan was a big man with a big heart. He was an excellent actor and will be missed. Rest in peace Mr. Duncan. You were too young to leave us.

748 days ago
309.

mindscapes    

For most the green mile is long, for others it ends to soon.

748 days ago
310.

Cartman    

Bummer, seriously.

748 days ago
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sakiqueen    

Our thoughts & prayer's go to the Duncan family. He was a wonderful actor. He gave us so much joy too watch him in movies Or his series the finder. He will truly be missed by all. Let's raise a glass & toast too all the great memory's he gave us!! Cheers.

748 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Matthew Perry smashing into him attempting to escape is a classic movie moment. ... Very likable guy. Sad news this. I am bummed. Condolences to the family.

748 days ago
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myopinion    

That is terrible news! I thought he was getting better...RIP MCD

748 days ago
314.

Mee    

He always seemed so grateful and humble for what he had accomplished.
.RIP

748 days ago
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Joybubble55    

So young.... God bless.....

748 days ago
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