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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan.


Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, has died after nearly two months of treatment following a heart attack in July.
Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Duncan's partner, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, saying the 54-year-old actor died on Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital.
As the sad news was delivered, it also referred to Omarosa for the first time as his fiancée, saying: 'The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered.

 Winning streak: Duncan shows off two awards for The Green Mile at the 27th People's Choice Awards in 2001

Tragedy: Michael Clarke Duncan, pictured with fiancée Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth in February at a Grammys party, has died aged 54, two months after suffering a severe heart attack.


  • Born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1957
  • Lived in a single-parent household with sister Judy
  • Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, and found work as a bodyguard to the stars
  • In 1995, landed an uncredited role in 1995 comedy hit Friday
  • Quit bodyguard work in 1997 following the death of client Notorious B.I.G
  • The following year, landed his big break as Bear in Armagedon
  • Became a household name in 1999 for his Oscar-nominated role in The Green Mile
  • Won Best Supporting Actor for the Black Reel Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and Saturn Award, following his efforts in the Tom Hanks blockbuster
  • Nominated for a further nine times for his role as John Coffey
  • Starred in blockbusters Planet Of The Apes, The Scoprion King and The Green Lantern
  • Suffered a heart attack on July 13, 2012 - given CPR by fiancée Omarosa Manigault
  • Despite treatment, Michael Clarke Duncan sadly died on September 3, aged 54

  • 1 comments:

    emu-three said...

    R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan