Michael Clarke Duncan Dies; Actor Was 54

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About six weeks after he suffered a cardiac arrest and needed his fiancee - Omarosa Manigault - to revive him and get him to the hospital, actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away. He was 54.

Best known for his role in The Green Mile and most recently a series regular on Fox's The Finder, Duncan reportedly died unexpectedly, though he was hospitalized at the time.

TMZ sources say Omarosa's mother was at Duncan's side, while the former Apprentice star herself simply left the room for a short while and returned to the horrible news.

Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile

While details are sketchy at the moment, the actor's rep says his client never fully recovered from last month's myocardial infarction. The rep adds in a statement:

"[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

Prior to his Oscar nomination for The Green Mile, the 6'5", 300-pound Duncan served as bodyguard for such stars as Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J and Notorious B.I.G.

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MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN WAS A GENTLE GIANT, I LOVED HIM IN THE GREEN MILE, AND THE ALL THE FILMS THAT HE DID OVER THE YEARS, HIS DEATH HAS BOUGHT ME TO TEARS...RIP , YOUR SMILE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN...

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Lord, be with our deceased dear one and with those who have so loved (him,) in this world. Guide (him ) to the light of Your eternal rest and peace, and console those of us who remain with Your strength and love. May all of us use this difficult time to become a source of support and comfort for one another. Amen.

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Very sad news I will always remember him from the green mile it made me cry.

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RIP, my prayers are with his family and everyone close to him and that love him...

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Such sad news! Prayers go out to family and friends! R.I.P :(

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Such a great loss. I remember him from The Green Mile and Armegeddon. He was a great actor as well as a humble gentleman. My deepest and most sincerest condolences go out to his fiancée Omarosa and both their families. He will be sorely missed.

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Rita must you make an ill point of comparing Michael's death to Whitney's??? Michael may have given up meat for his health, but he didn't give up smoking. Did you know that smoking is a health hazard that can cause heart attacks, cancer, etc??? Let people grieve the way they choose without you looking for saint-hood in the deceased.

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So sad! I remember him from the movie "Armageddon" with Bruce Willis.
RIP, sorry to see you go so young. My condolences to your wife, children, and family.

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Such a fine man. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.

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I don't know what to say - this is a shock - my sincerest condolences to his family and of course, Omarosa - he was a class act!!!!!!!!