Michael Clarke Duncan Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure

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According to the official death certificate for Michael Clarke Duncan, the 54-year old actor passed away one week ago from respiratory failure.

Obtained by TMZ, the document confirms the initial belief that Duncan suffered anoxic encephalopathy (severe lack of oxygen to the brain) in the aftermath of his July 13 heart attack, during which he was revived through CPR by fiancee Omarosa Manigaul.

Duncan's organs were severely - permanently, as it turned out - damaged by the episode.

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Other underlying causes for this tragedy were listed as: ventricular fibrillation (irregular quivering heartbeat), acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and organ nodules (sarcoidosis).

Duncan was laid to rest this afternoon at Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood. The ceremony was attended by such stars as Tom Hanks, Kimberly Elise, Holly Robinson Peete, Bill Duke, Diane Ladd and Vivica A. Fox.

Our thoughts continue to go out to his loved ones.

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He is good actors

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I cry so much I like him

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We're gonna miss you, Michael. ♥ R.I.P

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i miss him dearly

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cant believe that he was in my childhood movie see spot run

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Their are so few of us that can rise to the level of a multiple talented actor these days. What ever role he played I always enjoyed watching him. I'm going to miss him.

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RIP "Mike" you will for ever be missed much love and condolences to ur family...

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This is a great tragety to the world that someone so talented die's like this. On behalf of my family and myself god bless we will always remember u and all the smile's and the laughter we love and will forever miss u

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great actor my heart goes out to all the family and friends rest in peace big guy with big heart. x

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No wht all ways good ones god no best
He now aka angel .of heavn he a big star
U see him in peace .he try come back
Bt big guy up stairs need him more.he in white see ever one .he no not fear.bt he cant be in,pain no,more.he had his reason
Ps to his new wife .stay strong.he love u somuch .u had a goodman,he ok he see u.smile.amen