Michael Clarke Duncan Has Passed Away
By April MacIntyre Sep 4, 2012, 5:36 GMT
RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth - "Act of Valor" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals - Arclight Hollywood Cineramadome - Hollywood, CA, USA © Tina Gill / PR Photos
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at age 54.
The actor passed away this morning just two months after suffering a massive heart attack.
The 6-foot-5, 325 pound actor had lost significant weight and was on a vegetarian diet, yet in July, Michael had the heart attack and didn't fully recover.
Michael was the love of reality start Omarosa Manigault, his fiancée who famously came on the scene in Donald Trump's 'Apprentice' series.
She reportedly performed CPR on Duncan when she found him unresponsive the morning he entered the hospital seven weeks ago, according to TMZ.
Michael grew up in Chicago and before he became an actor and was nominated for an Oscar for The Green Mile, he worked for the gas company and later as a bodyguard. He was also in the films 'Armageddon,' 'The Whole Nine Yards,' 'Sin City' and more.
Omarosa released this statement about his passing:
"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 left the intensive care unit in early August but remained hospitalized.
He spoke publicly about his healthier lifestyle he adopted back last spring. "Being a vegetarian was the best life choice I've ever made all natural, all organic!" he wrote on Twitter.
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