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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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YouDontSay    

RIP Sweet Sweet Man

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the_truth    

Very sad day. He was a truly gifted actor and incredibly nice in person. His work will be missed. Condolences to Omarosa and his family.

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Shannon    

My husband won TMZ's celeb look a like contest years ago!! RIP MIchael clarke Duncan

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Jennifer    

It's true, the good die young. He and his talent will be missed.

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AuthorRTorres    

So many loved him!!!!!!

690 days ago
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Spoch    

RIP Michael

690 days ago
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Lemar    

Damn one of the best actors gone whats happening in 2012everyones dying.

690 days ago
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Deb    

So sad. He was a classy guy in a town full of losers.

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patricia stanek    

so very sorry

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Kim    

This is such sad news...He had the uncanny abiltiy to relate to all kinds of people & was such a great role model, too....Many prayers to his family & friends at this tough time. He will will be missed oh so much....We will always cherish the time he was here for us!

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Jennifer    

It's true, the good die young. He and his talent will be missed dearly.

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Sassy    

I thought he'd gotten much better. So very sad. Rest in peace, MIchael.

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LuisMiFan    

Aw, how sad! He was the proverbial "gentle giant." I am so glad that he found happiness with Omarosa before he died. Now he is with us in spirit. May God bless and comfort his family.

690 days ago
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baybek8s    

Sorry to hear of Michael Clarke Duncan's passing. My condolences to his family.

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sean    

Big guy gentle soul. RIP Mr. Michael Clarke Duncan.

690 days ago
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