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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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GraminTX    

One of the very best! Rest in Peace Mr. Duncan

691 days ago
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Steve    

This is so very sad. My heart and prayers go out to Michael's family and friends. He knew how to play the roll and his presents on and off screen will be sadly missed.

691 days ago
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Bob    

Great actor, terrible loss. And I'm sure "asking for privacy" is the hardest thing Omarosa has ever done.

691 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

SO SAD to hear this!!!


He was such a lovely man. My thoughts are with Omarosa.


R.I.P. big man.

691 days ago
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EJV    

Sad day, RIP

691 days ago
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Kim     

The world has lost a Magnificent Man In Michael Clark Duncan may you Rest in Peace & to his Fiancee our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time & to the Family of Mr . Duncan Thankyou for sharing such an Amazing person with us our Sympathy is with you at this time of Loss God Bless & keep you all you will never be Forgotten

691 days ago
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Reed    

This makes me sad. He always had the greatest laugh and smile when doing interviews, RIP.

691 days ago
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EJV    

Sad Day, RIP

691 days ago
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josephgein    

R.I.P. :sigh:

691 days ago
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seamus     

What a shock! Condolences to his family.RIP

691 days ago
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Anonymous    

So sorry to hear that. Condolences to the family.

691 days ago
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hellochris    

A big loss to the acting world. Seemed to be level headed and down to earth. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends. Please forgive the insensitivity of people who care that the first post might not have been tmz. What a putz....

691 days ago
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Big Boy Pants    

So sorry to hear that. RIP, big guy.

691 days ago
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Ernest    

WOW! The Green Mile is forever classic! Love this guy! See ya on the other side Mike!

691 days ago
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john    

Boss i needs ta see ya...........

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