‘The Green Mile’ actor dies of cardiac arrest
September 3, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of the movie The Green Mile, died after nearly two months of treatment due to a heart attack in July.
Joy Fehily publicist released a statement from Duncan’s couple, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, saying the actor died aged 54 on Monday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles.
The publicist added, “The Oscar nominated actor suffered a heart attack on July 13 and never fully recovered.”
Omarosa confirmed the news saying, “I am devastated. He was the love of my life.”
The actor appeared in dozens of films, including blockbusters like Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda.
Duncan had acted in minor roles before The Green Mile, a film that brought him a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999, but unfortunately lost to Michael Caine.
The film was based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starring Tom Hanks as an officer at a prison in 1930. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.
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