Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54

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  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile, has died at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack

    The Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54 after suffering a heart attack.

    The Oscar-nominated star has died after nearly two months of treatment following a heart attack on July 13.

    Duncan’s fiancée, Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, was with him in the hospital but left the room for a short amount of time when he sadly passed away.

    ‘[Omarosa] 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’s representative said.

    Thousands of tributes have poured in for the much loved actor, including a heart felt message from his Green Mile co-star Tom Hanks who said: ‘I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike.

    ‘He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.’

    Duncan worked as a bodyguard for celebrities such as Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J and Notorious B.I.G. before landing acting roles in The Green Mile, Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, Sin City and Daredevil.

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