Michael Clarke Duncan Passes Away In Hospital After Being Treated For Heart Attack

By: Taren Vaughan

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was most known for his outstanding role in “The Green Mile”, a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination and a name as one of Hollywood’s best Black actors in the movie industry. And since then, he remained a notable actor in Hollywood. This past July, we were shocked to hear that Michael Clarke Duncan was hospitalized after suffering from cardiac arrest and it was reported that doctors were working diligently to figure out what caused the heart attack. As we were hoping for Michael Clarke Duncan to pull through and get better, sadly the 54 year-old actor passed away this Monday morning.

The Los Angeles Times reported on his passing:


Michael Clarke Duncan’s fiancee says the Oscar nominee for “The Green Mile” has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke’s fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as “Armageddon,” ”Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda.”

Duncan had a handful of minor roles before “The Green Mile” brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

Our hearts go out to Michael Clarke Duncan’s family, fiance’ and friends during this sad time.


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