Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, who gained fame for his acclaimed role in the hit film The Green Mile, is dead at age 54, according to his fiancée, reality TV star Rev. Omarosa Manigault Stallworth.
Duncan has been suffering from complications following a near-fatal cardiac arrest he endured in July. He was discovered by Omarosa, who resuscitated the actor just in time to get him the proper medical treatment he needed in order to survive.
Although he remained in intensive care, reports at the time suggested that Duncan was expected to make a full recovery.
His publicist, Joy Fehily, released a statement from Omarosa today confirming that Duncan died in a Los Angeles hospital this morning.
Besides The Green Mile, the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan had memorable supporting roles in blockbusters like Armageddon, Sin City and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
As of this report, the final cause of Duncan’s death is unknown.
Article Courtesy of The Grio