Michael Clarke Duncan, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1999′s The Green Mile, died Monday at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He was 54. The actor had been hospitalized in July following a heart attack.
Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan died in Los Angeles on Monday at the age of 54. The actor, who suffered a heart attack in July, never fully recovered from the setback, according to his rep.
He died in an LA hospital room where he was attended by his fiance Omarosa Manigault and her mother. Sources say Omarosa’s mother was with him when he passed.
The actor and Omarosa Manigault were engaged and the wedding was set for this coming January, TMZ is reporting:
Sources connected with the couple tell us, Michael and Omarosa kept the engagement a secret from the media … only telling very close friends and family about the pending nuptials.
We’re told the couple had just started planning for the wedding when Michael went into full cardiac arrest July 13 and was hospitalized until his death.
We’re told Omorosa is just destroyed after waging a valiant fight to save Michael. She had doctors flown in from all over the world but constantly worried if she was doing enough.
Michael’s rep spoke on behalf of reality tv star Omarosa saying. “[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.”
Although Duncan was best known for playing a death row inmate alongside Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Green Mile, the actor appeared in dozens of film and TV projects throughout his career, including The Green Lantern, Armageddon, Sin City and The Scorpion King on the feature side and TV’s The Finder and Chuck. He just recently completed In The Hive with director Robert Townsend and the boxing drama The Challenger.
R.I.P. Michael and may God Bless Omarosa and his family.
Via: TMZ, Deadline, EURweb