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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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ladeeti88    

how sad... he always came across as a very kind man when you would see him in interviews on shows. another lost too young... R.I.P. Mr. Duncan

592 days ago
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chubbs McBuff    

I thought he was great on a King of the Hill episode called The Son Also Roses. "How dare you steal that boy's innocence!" lol R.I.P

592 days ago
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Redskin_Chick    

May he RIP.

592 days ago
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Dan    

Heaven receives a new Angel today. RIP

592 days ago
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Floridagirl    

A wonderful man has passed. Rest with the angels Michael. You deserve heaven and all that it holds.

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paulie daniel    

very sad!

592 days ago
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Olivia3100    

You smile and laughter warmed us on so many occasions. I will miss you. RIP sir. We are very sad in this household.

592 days ago
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msbrandon924    

May he R.I.P! Great person and actor, gone too soon. You'll truly be missed.

592 days ago
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LANZOH    

Damn, rest in peace big guy.

592 days ago
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Saints fan    

RIP Prayers to his family. He seemed like one of the good ones.

592 days ago
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trish    

Seemed like a nice guy...Prayers go out to his family and friends.

592 days ago
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Sophie    

He had the greatest smile and the voice.. wow.. he will be missed.

592 days ago
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Raejean    

Oh, so sad, Unforgettable actor. R.I.P.

592 days ago
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MsRita    

Her Brother was killed last year and know her Boyfriend died. Pray for this family.

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GracieLand69    

that is so sad r.i.p

592 days ago
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