Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who received an Oscar nomination for his work in The Green Mile
, died Monday at the age of 54. He suffered a heart attack nearly two months earlier.
Duncan suffered a myocardial infarction in the middle of July and was rushed to the hospital after his fiancee, The Apprentice
star Omarosa Manigault, performed CPR on him. H remained in the hospital in critical condition until finally succumbing to the illness.
Duncan was originally a bodyguard who began working as an actor in his 30s. He had a breakout role as prisoner John Coffey in the 1999 film The Green Mile
, based on a series by Stephen King. The film earned him nominations at the Oscars, Golden Globes and SAG Awards.
Most recently Duncan starred in the Bones
spin-off The Finder
as lawyer Leo Knox. The show was canceled after just one season this past May.
Both physically and in talent, Duncan was larger than life. He will be missed.Hollywood Stars React to the Death of Michael Clarke Duncan (Image courtesy of FOX)