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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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cass    

R.I.P. - MCD

You were an awesome individual, and this news saddens me to the fullest. :(

724 days ago
62.

Morticia Cowghoul    

Isn't this the guy who was digging ditches for the City of Austin right before he got cast in the Green Mile? I think it is and it was such a neat story. Very sad for his family and loved ones.
:-(

724 days ago
63.

wendy    

awwwww, loved this guy

724 days ago
64.

dd    

Damn, Damn, Damn!

724 days ago
65.

devilgirl    

: (

724 days ago
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Grace    

you touched so many lives with your performances RIP

724 days ago
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Nikki    

He always had a nice warm presence about him; probably a wonderful man. I'm sorry for his family and for Omarosa; I'm sure they're all sad to lose him.

724 days ago
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Hamptonsdude    

That's too bad, he was a good actor in a few good movies!
Who is Omarosa Ma****ult?

724 days ago
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LindaJay    

Condolences to Omarosa and his family.

724 days ago
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Joey    

He seemed like a really nice person. It is a shame that he has passed and Kanye West is still polluting America with his noise

724 days ago
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AuthorRTorres    

REST IN PEACE BIG GUY, YOU WERE LOVED BY SO MANY!!

724 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

R.I.P. Big Guy

724 days ago
73.

Karma    

So sad to learn this. I pray his spirit be free of pain and watchi over his loved ones. You were a gentle giant. Love you and the gift of you life you shared with the world in your films.

724 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

RIP Mr. Duncan, I really enjoyed your acting. For a man of your talent, you've been take from us to soon. God Bless, your soul, and your family, and friends during this time of mourning.

724 days ago
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B    

Oh, this is so sad. He was a skilled actor and seemed to be so personable. I smiled anytime I saw him on a talk show. I really liked him. R.I.P. Your fans will miss you.

724 days ago
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