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Created by The Core DJ's Jul 6, 2014 at 4:18pm. Last updated by The Core DJ's Jul 6, 2014.

Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54: ‘The Green Mile’ actor dies (two months after suffering heart attack)

LOS ANGELES — Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.



Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth at the premiere of 'Act of Valor' on Feb. 13.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Duncan had a handful of minor roles before "The Green Mile" brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile


Tom Hanks (l.) co-starred alongside Michael Clarke Duncan in 1999's 'The Green Mile

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Comment by Bernard Tremaine Mincey on September 3, 2012 at 7:00pm
wow thats sad. i send my condolences to his family.
Comment by ZyeCha Inc. CEO/Founder PRINA on September 3, 2012 at 6:37pm

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