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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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JOEANN    

Micheal Duncan was one of the people who passes away that makes you think ( wow). I am going to really miss him. And you never got to meet him. All of my prayers go out to his family and friends.

591 days ago
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popo    

that gold diggin whore will have to **** herself and you gotta love how black artist are droping like flies in 2012 ITS YOUR YEAR BLACK PEOPLE LMFAO !!!!!!

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Jay    

This is awful. He just had a personality that made you happy everytime you saw him on TV. RIP.

591 days ago
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joe gillis    

i couldn't care less

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nyc44th    

That's really sad . . he seemed like a great guy who was enjoying his life. . . . very grateful / humble.

591 days ago
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juan    

Colombians love us his films.... we will miss him! rest in peace!

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tyesha westbrook    

This guys smile was priceless.

591 days ago
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Malose    

Too young to die. RIP 'john coffey'.

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sheila cri    

A sad day, he was one of the good ones. We shall miss seeing him on stage, RIP

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CLAUDETTE LAJOIE    

He was a great actor, the last time I saw him was on the show the finder, he was great, he was much to young to die. R.I.P we will miss you for sure.

591 days ago
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skippy    

I just saw him last night on two and half men,,, he was funny...we will miss his talent,,,,,

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skippy    

HE WAS GREAT , AND I JUST SAW HIM ON TWO AND A HALF MEN LAST NIGHT , PLAYING THE OVER PROTECTIVE FATHER,,,, GREAT ACTOR, WE WILL ALL MISS HIM,,,

591 days ago
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Nayners57    

He was such a nice guy, awesome actor. Looking into the face of drag queen Omarosa everyday would kill anybody.

591 days ago
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msjakeman2    

I heard he was a vegetarian and fitness buff...guess you just never know when your time is up. RIP

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Nancy Heislup    

So very very sad. He was a good actor and I always enjoyed his movies especially "Green Mile" He was a a Giant in size but he always came across to me as a very caring person. Rest in piece Michael. Deepest sympathy to his family.

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