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Michael Clarke Duncan

Born -- December 10, 1957
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Died -- September 3, 2012
Los Angeles, CA

Actor, bodyguard, large and in charge.

Raised by a single mother on the south side of Chicago.

Helped support his family by digging ditches for People's Gas Company in Chicago.

Moved to Hollywood and became a bodyguard for the likes of Martin Lawrence, LL Cool J and Will Smith.

Landed small roles in "Bulworth" and "The Players Club" before getting his big break in "Armageddon" and "The Green Mile," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Fell in love with "Apprentice" competitor Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. The couple was secretly engaged.

Went into cardiac arrest in July 2012. Omarosa performed CPR to resuscitate him.

Died on September 3, 2012 due to respiratory failure. He was 54.

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Michael Clarke Duncan -- Lack of Oxygen Proved Fatal

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Lack of Oxygen Proved Fatal

The dramatic minutes Michael Clarke Duncan was without oxygen during his heart attack damaged his organs so badly ... he could never recover -- TMZ has learned.Sources involved in Duncan's… READ MORE >

Michael Clarke Duncan -- Planned To Wed Omarosa in January

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Planned To Wed Omarosa in January

Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault were secretly engaged and the wedding was set for this January, TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the couple tell us, Michael and Omarosa kept the… READ MORE >

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Michael Clarke Duncan Dead -- 'Green Mile' Star Dies at 54

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Dead at 54

Michael 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… READ MORE >

- 1366 days ago
Michael Clarke Duncan -- His Heart Beats Strong

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'Fighting Like a Mutha'

Michael Clarke Duncan "is fighting like a mutha" and his heart is as strong as an ox -- sources involved in his treatment tell TMZ.We broke the story, Michael went into full cardiac arrest early… READ MORE >

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Michael Clarke Duncan Gets Hospital Visit from Co-Star -- 'He's Lookin' Good'

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ICU Visit from Co-Star 'He's Lookin' Good'

Michael Clarke Duncan just got a hospital visit from his former TV co-star Geoff Stults ... who tells us MCD appears to be recovering nicely after going into cardiac arrest early this morning. On… READ MORE >

- 1418 days ago
Michael Clarke Duncan Hospitalized -- Cardiac Arrest

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HOSPITALIZED Cardiac Arrest

Michael Clarke Duncan is in the intensive care unit at an L.A. hospital after going into cardiac arrest this morning ... and might have died if not for the swift action of his girlfriend Omarosa… READ MORE >

- 1419 days ago
Michael Clarke Duncan -- Verbal Throwdown with GF Over Kim Kardashian Running for Office

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"Mayor" Kim K Sparks Verbal Throwdown with GF

Kim Kardashian better not be counting on Michael Clarke Duncan's vote -- because dude laughed so hard when he caught wind of KK's political aspirations ... his girlfriend got pissed. MCD and… READ MORE >

- 1504 days ago
Michael Clarke Duncan Could Have Saved Biggie

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Could Have Saved Biggie

Notorious B.I.G. could still be alive today ... if only Michael Clarke Duncan hadn't switched shifts the night he was killed."The Green Mile" star who once did security for rappers, told us he was… READ MORE >

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