Michael Clarke Duncan, the guy you might know from the most heartbreaking movie of all time, The Green Mile, had a heart attack on July 13th. It was serious, but his girlfriend was able to resuscitate him by giving him CPR. Even though Michael remained in the hospital, it looked like he was going to make a full recovery.
Sadly, that didn’t happen, and he passed away yesterday morning. Here’s the report that TMZ posted last night:
Michael Clarke Duncan, star of such movies as “The Green Mile” and “The Whole Nine Yards,” passed away this morning. He was 54.
According to our sources, his passing came very suddenly. We’re told his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault, was with him in his hospital room in Los Angeles and left for a short period of time. When she returned … he had died.
Our sources say Omarosa’s mother was with him when he passed.
Duncan’s rep tells TMZ the actor never fully recovered from the myocardial infarction he suffered on July 13. As TMZ first reported, Omarosa found Duncan in cardiac arrest and performed CPR and was able to resuscitate him before calling 911.
The rep tells us, “[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.”
Duncan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Coffey in “The Green Mile.” He worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. before he got his break.
And just in case you wanted an extra sad, we are now learning that Michael and his girlfriend, Omarosa, were planning to get married in January.
Let’s all just keep Omarosa and Michael and his family and everyone in the world who happens to be going through sad, awful things in our thoughts today, all right? But whatever you do, please don’t think it’s a good idea to watch The Green Mile tonight. Your heart can’t take it, no matter how much ice cream you have. Promise.