Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died Sunday, September 3 in a hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 54.
Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.
Duncan, who was 6’4″, “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” the statement said. “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 was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Coffey in “The Green Mile.” Duncan also had roles in box office hits such as “Armageddon,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda.”