Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.
The 54-year-old actor had appeared to win over his ailment when EUR reported on August 19 that his fiance, reality-star-turned Reverend, Omarosa Manigault, had found him unconscious, and revived him; saving his life.
But as it turns out, Duncan never fully recovered from what was discovered to be a myocardial infarction that had first occurred on July 13. The actor had really made some strong life changes to better his health, including giving up meat. He even did a video this past Spring, 2012, on behalf of PETA; the animal rights organization, saying how much better he felt after his decision to become a vegetarian.
“I cleared out my refrigerator, about $5,000 worth of meat,” he said. “I’m a lot healthier than I was when I was eating meat.”
This is a sad day for family, friends and fans of the actor. EUR sends out our deepest condolences.
Earlier we reported …
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, the star of Frank Darabont’s prison tale “The Green Mile,” has died. He was 54.
The Chicago native rose to fame playing a hulking death row inmate with a special psychic gift in the 1999 film, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. The role, which cast him opposite Tom Hanks, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing roughly 315 pounds, Duncan parlayed his considerable size into a career as a Hollywood security guard, working for the likes of Will Smith and the rapper Notorious B.I.G. His first significant movie role came in 1998’s “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis; Willis later helped the fledgling actor land the “Green Mile” gig.