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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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dm99    

I have been DEVISTATED by this tragic news!!! Why does a "good man" have to go so soon, while all the other a$$holes are still alive and screwing people over?? MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL!!
(I couldn't comment after it first happened because of a tech problem on TMZ!)

738 days ago
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isabelle robert    

magnifique et si imposant acteur. C'est dans la ligne verte que je l'ai vu et adoré. Good by Sir

736 days ago
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robert murphy    

your appointed time cannot be undone, Michaels time had come and no amount of superhuman strength or will power could save him.he will always be remembered as the gentle giant from the green mile, and I hope his spiritual life matched his movie charcter.

736 days ago
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jmishoe    

R.I.P Lost another great actor

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