Monday, September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan Dead at 54

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, 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 got his professional start on television, appearing in commercials, sitcoms, and on daytime soap opera THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL as Slash.

In 2012 he starred in the FOX primetime series, THE FINDER.

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