Michael Clarke Duncan, Oscar-nominated for his work in The Green Mile, died at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, where he was under treatment after suffering a heart attack. The sad news came via his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault, in a statement which, reports The New York Daily News, was released by publicist Joy Fehily.
Clarke Duncan, known for parts including Armageddon, Kung Fu Panda, Planet of the Apes and the 2009 uproariously funny Slammin' Salmon, was just 54 years old, and will be missed by many fans, including us.
The statement also said that Duncan "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered. 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."
Duncan had completed work in Robert Townsend's The Hive drama with Loretta Devine, Vivica A. Fox and Ali Liebert, and was in post-production on Kent Moran's action drama The Challenger.
Rest in Peace Mr. Duncan.
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