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Michael Clarke Duncan

Family Fight Over Unmarked Tomb

12/16/2013 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Clarke Duncan's body lies in an unmarked cemetery tomb -- more than a year after his death -- because of a ridiculous squabble between his family and former fiancee, Omarosa Manigault ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the fight is over a bronze plaque for Duncan's vault at Forest Lawn Cemetery in L.A.
As of now there's no plaque at all -- it hasn't even been ordered -- even though it's already been paid for (it was included in MCD's funeral bill).

Sources close to Omarosa tell TMZ ... she had planned to order a plaque inscribed with MCD's name and the date of his birth and death ... but was blocked by his family because they wanted to handle it.

But friends of Duncan's family tell us the opposite is true ... Omarosa is the problem. They claim she identified herself as MCD's "wife" on the cemetery paperwork and promised to order the inscription ... but never did.

And neither side wants to talk to the other to work it out.

One family friend tells us the whole thing is outrageous and shameful ... especially since Michael's mother is 95 years old and in poor health ... and would like her son to finally rest in peace.

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Omarosa did it

275 days ago
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KOKOPELLeigh    

I don't know who's holding it up, but it's very selfish. Give the man his plaque and let him move on. Omarosa if this is your doing, fine, congratulations, you got your last second of fame. Let it go and let everyone rest in peace!

275 days ago
3.

Aarin    

People on both sides need to shut down their bull**** at times like this and get the job done for the deceased.

275 days ago
4.

Mike    

That tramp has no say so. They were not married and the family has all the legal say. Unless MCD had a will specifying out to the skank, but I highly doubt that. The family can do what they want, she has zero rights.

275 days ago
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tlav    

The family is negligent here. Omarosa may have identified herself as wife, she wasn't; all the family had to do is go and order the plaque as FAMILY MEMBERS. Omarosa has NO LEGEL STANDING.

275 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Only in Hollywood and only something involving Omarosa. She does insist on being the beatch.

275 days ago
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Hamburglar    

Omarosa = trouble

275 days ago
8.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Am I incorrect in assuming that she's pretty much nothing to him legally, so how can she call the shots over his family?

275 days ago
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VB    

"wife" equals marriage license, no marriage license plus public statement of being the "wife" plus stating it on a legal do***ent ------fraud; gives LaToya's comments about her some extra credibility!!!

275 days ago
10.

billybob    

Leave the tomb as it is, who cares?

275 days ago
11.

Michelle17    

IF Omarosa is involved there's bound to be unnecessary drama and exaggerations (on her part)

275 days ago
12.

weezer    

Omarosa is pure evil!!

275 days ago
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JiLL1    

That hobag Omarosa is the devil for causing MCD's mother & family stress . They're his family, she's nobody but a bully.

275 days ago
14.

tifftiff    

He should've been buried in Kansas City, where he's from....

275 days ago
15.

RamHead    

no plaque at all -- it hasn't even been ordered -- even though it's already been paid for (it was included in MCD's funeral bill).

Who paid for the plaque? Damn, why must it be so difficult to get him a plaque?

275 days ago
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