“Green Mile” Actor Michael Clarke Duncan 1957-2012

Such a gifted actor who came up out of nowhere to capture many movie-goer’s hearts in his performance in, “The Green Mile” (starring Tom Hanks).

From Wikipedia:

Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He is also recognized for his appearances in famous motion pictures such as ArmageddonThe Whole Nine Yards,Brother Bear, and Daredevil as well as voice acting roles in works such as Delgo.

On July 13, 2012, Duncan was sent to the hospital after suffering from a heart attack. It was reported that his girlfriend, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, potentially saved his life by performing CPR before he was transported to the hospital.

Duncan’s publicist Joy Fehily said in a statement on August 6, 2012 that he was moved from the intensive care unit but remained hospitalized following his July 13 heart attack.

On September 3, 2012, a publicist quoted Manigault as saying that Duncan had died that morning in Los Angeles at the age of 54. “The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” publicist Joy Fehily said, adding that celebrations of Duncan’s life would be announced at a later date. The statement also for the first time described Manigault as Duncan’s fiancée.