Michael Clarke Duncan is anything but a “small time” actor. You may remember him best for his Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and other box office hits such as “Armageddon”, “Planet of the Apes”, and “Kung Fu Panda”.
Not to mention dozens of other films.
On the 13th July 2012, the muscular, 6-foot-4 former-bodyguard-turned-actor suffered a myocardial infarction and never fully recovered. He was being treated for the heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for months.
And just a few hours ago, Michael Clarke Duncan died. He was only 54 years old.
Oddly, it was just in spring of 2012 (a few months ago) that he had appeared in a video for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in which he spoke of how much better he felt since becoming a vegetarian three years ago:
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In a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily on behalf of Michael’s fiancée and reality TV personality, Rev. Omarosa Manigault, it 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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Clarke Duncan’s family and friends.
Rest in peace, Michael.