Sep 3, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan's cause of death was complications from a heart attack (myocardial infarction) he suffered six weeks ago, according to doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the famous actor was pronounced dead.
The late Hollywood star had won both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of death row inmate John Coffey in the popular film The Green Mile.
Duncan appeared in Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King, The Island, Sin City, Daredevil, Brother Bear, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, and Kung Fu Panda, among others.
Michael Clarke Duncan was born in Chicago on December 10, 1957 and grew up dreaming of becoming an actor and living in California.
Duncan started out in Hollywood as a bodyguard for superstars like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J and Notorious B.I.G. before playing bouncers and bodyguards in films.
With help from pal Bruce Willis, Duncan's acting career took off, securing him the meaty film roles that made him an acclaimed movie star.
Duncan's fiancée-in-mourning is the notorious Omaroseonee Manigault-Stallworth, aka "Omarosa" on TV's "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump.
The late movie actor is survived by mom Jean, sister Judith and fiancée Omarosa, who together mourn the death of Michael Clarke Duncan at 54.
Michael Clarke Duncan 1957-2012