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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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782 days ago


I am so saddened and shocked by this... so sad. I'm 44 now and 3.5 yrs ago I also had a heartattack, and it still troubles me when hearing of others dying from heart diseases. my thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and all who love him... <3 MCD xxx

782 days ago


Too young to die. RIP Mr. Duncan.

782 days ago


Rest In Paradise Mr. Duncan.... We Love you. You're definitely missed. (-:

782 days ago

joseph fowler     

r,i,p, brother

782 days ago


Micheal ws a very nice man , & actor . I loved the g
Green Mile, and his lastest lastest show the Finder. Can't believe it. He was so young, And so healthy looking. We'll miss him so much.

782 days ago

ed hill     

seemed like a truly nice guy and will be missed. a very good actor

782 days ago


I'm so sorry that he died.It was a very talented actor.When I found out, my jaw dropped, I did not expect.Eternal memory of him!

782 days ago


So very sad! Amazing Actor ! Thank you for your memories ! Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends!

782 days ago


TMZ....I would like to know more medical detail. A heart attack wouldn't keep someone in the hospital for two months. Was his brain affected? How "recovered" was he from his MI? Was he still in the ICU? How long did his wife perform CPR?
Anyone with medic

782 days ago


He will be truely missed. I always liked watching him he had such a gentle ora about him. May all his family and friends celebrate his life.

782 days ago

Joe M.    

RIP Michael. Loved that big bass voice.

782 days ago


i worked with him at Hollywood Park Casino.. I will miss my homie. I had a chance to see him at a Chipotley but i could not leave work at the time. from a person that knew him before the lights he is a real cool cat. !!! and he stayed that way. !

782 days ago


we will be miss you mr.Dunkin

782 days ago

Randy Seifert    

What an awesome man, great personality, always had a contagious smile. God has other plans for him. Bless You Michael, you will be missed by many.

782 days ago
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