Michael Clarke Duncan Progressing Well, Possesses "Very Strong Heartbeat"

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Michael Clarke Duncan remains in a Los Angeles hospital following his cardiac arrest on Friday, but sources say the actor is progressing well and doctors are hopeful for a full recovery.

The actor collapsed at home and was given CPR by girlfriend Omarosa, and insiders now tell TMZ the former Oscar nominee "is fighting like a mutha" for his life.

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Duncan has been on a respirator since his admission, but he's "breathing above the respirator," those in the know claim, adding that he has a "very strong heartbeat" and physicians are optimistic he'll be okay.

But it might not be an easy journey.

The actor is sedated and it's conceivable he may suffer some kind of paralysis, though doctors believe those odds have slipped over the last couple days. We'll keep readers apprised of Duncan's condition and we hope it only changes for the better going forward.

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r.i.p michael i will always remember you

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I have been where you are now. You are in Gods hands and you still have lots to do. Keep your spirits up. You were a great champion before you ever became a great actor, a true example for us all. May God allways be at your side. M.L.