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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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76.

BigD    

Rest in piece big brother. When I heard you fiance saved your life. Figured your next step was to marry her.

So sorry to hear about his passing.

783 days ago
77.

Lee    

OMG I was praying he would pull through. RIP teddy bear.

783 days ago
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ChryztalPiztol    

What a sweetheart of a man, may he rest in paradise

783 days ago
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Sonja    

Oh no, :( I was hoping he was doing better. RIP

783 days ago
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Liv    

TMZ have a little COUTH! Say he passed away or something... not DEAD! You guys are getting really trashy! Give the poor man a little respect! He was a great actor! Michael Clarke "Passed Away" not DEAD in capital letters like this is the National Enquirer!

783 days ago
81.

Bellaca    

RIP, Michael. You'll be missed.

783 days ago
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Krystle    

That sucks :( rip big guy

783 days ago
83.

Oh A 💛💋    

Oh my .... R.I.P.

783 days ago
84.

hunter    

Hate to say it, but I believe that conniving, reality-tv "has been" had something to do with it.

783 days ago
85.

Smarg    

It is sad.

TMZ, why are you hiding Michael's alleged MASSIVE anabolic steroid abuse that probably caused his early demise??

783 days ago
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Tnvolgirl in Phoenix    

Wow. I thought he was doing better. RIP. This is so sad....

783 days ago
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cece    

my heart and prayers goes out to omarosa, her mom, michael's grieving family. he was a good man, funny, down to earth and humble. she brought him back to life but it was really his time to go in july. so sad. he lived a good life. i wish they had gotten married because now there will be fights over the money since his net is 18 to 20 million. marriage is important.

783 days ago
88.

♥TMZ but ...    

RIP

783 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

what a shame....i enjoyed his work

783 days ago
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jose anson    

why? you know now the world is coming to an end.

783 days ago
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