September 4, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan: Hollywood Mourns Oscar Nominee’s Death

Michael Clarke Duncan

News that Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan had died saddened the entertainment community on Labor Day.

The 54-year-old actor died on Sept. 3 while recovering from the heart attack he suffered on July 13.

According to reports, Duncan’s myocardial infarction caused him to go without oxygen for more than five minutes, which ultimately caused permanent damage many of his organs.

The actor’s fiancée, reality star Omarosa Manigault performed CPR at the time of his heart attack, which kept him alive until paramedics arrived.

The couple had secretly got engaged during a trip to Europe earlier this year and were planning to wed in early 2013.

Omarosa & Michael Clarke Duncan

Omarosa—who is an ordained minister—had traveled to Orlando, Florida this weekend to preach at an event there. She’s now back in Los Angeles making preparations for her fiancé’s funeral.

Duncan, who starred in films like “The Whole Nine Yards,” “The Scorpion King,” and “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” earned an Academy Award nomination for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” and a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” for his role in “The Green Mile.”

READ: See some of the celebrities who posted messages on Twitter about Michael Clarke Duncan’s death.


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