Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Sep 04, 2012 at 11:51 AM PDT
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on Monday at the age of 54 due to complications arising from a cardiac arrest back in July.

Duncan had a huge frame, hard features and everything else that conveyed the message that he was a guy not to mess around with, but when he smiled, his features melted into one of the kindest of faces one had ever seen. Sadly, that kind smile remains no more, as the actor has passed away at the age of 54.

Duncan was a former bodyguard, who rose to fame after he was cast in some very well-known films like “The Green Mile” and “Armageddon”.

Michael Duncan died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was being treated there.

His fiancé, reality TV star Rev. Omarosa Manigault, released a statement through publicist Joy Fehily after Duncan's death, stating, “Duncan suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," according to a report by "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."

After the announcement of Duncan's death, condolences started pouring in, as many stars were utterly shocked to hear the news. Upon hearing about Duncan's death, Tom Hanks, who co-starred with Michael Duncan in “The Green Mile”, said that he was "terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of 'The Green Mile.' He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned."

Michael Duncan had a few minor roles before he was cast for his major breakthrough movie, “The Green Mile”. In this particular movie, which was based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, Duncan plays the role of a convicted felon on death row having a very gentle spirit. Duncan got nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the movie. After his breakthrough performance in the movie, Duncan got some really good offers, but he could never land a leading role in any of the movies.

Michael Duncan's funeral will be held in the coming week.

Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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