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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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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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juda317    

RIP.

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303.

Ro    

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

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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?

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janet    

TV personality Rev. Omarosa Ma****ult, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily...
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306.

Erick    

sad news, RIP michael

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307.

john    

Myocardial infarction?

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

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308.

Josh    

I'm bummed, I really liked this guy

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309.

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.

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mindscapes    

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

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311.

Cartman    

Bummer, seriously.

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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.

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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.

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myopinion    

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

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Mee    

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

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