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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i understand the comparisons of the other talented people who passed like Whitney Houston, but she cheated death for years, he lived life healthy, and this was unexpected, Whitneys wasnt. he loved life, and recently even gave up meat to live longer and healthier. He was a good man, with no trouble attached to his name. rest in peace gentle Giant. Yes we have lost some talented people this year.

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Omg!!!!*crying* I cnt believe this I loved this guy so much.RIP I dnt even knw wat 2 say...........

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RIP :( Sad Day

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My prayers to his friends and family. He will be missed greatly. We will rejoice his memory of the things that his has done.

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Class act a gentle man so so sad

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AS A HUMAN BEING HE WILL BE MISSED AS AN ACTOR HE WILL NEVER BE REPLACED

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I'm wondering about steroid use isn't anyone else. Arnold Swartz had open heart surgery for example
Do these people get that big on their own?

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omg he wass so cool

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My prayers to his family. I was shocked to hear of his passing!!! You really don't know the day, time and the hour.
Great actor R.I.P.

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He was such a cool powerful down to earth dude in the industry.I really feel so sad about hearing about his passing.My condolences go out to his family,friends and fiancee.