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Michael Clark Duncan passes at age 54

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(CNN) -- Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile," has died at age 54, according to a representative for his family.
Duncan "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," a written statement from Joy Fehily said.
Clarke died at a Los Angeles hospital where he had been since having the heart attack more than seven weeks ago.
According to TMZ, it was Duncan's girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, a reality star and former contestant on "The Apprentice," who had acted quickly and provided lifesaving efforts when he had the heart attack.
Most recently he was on the TV series, "The Finder," on the Fox network.
His co-star Mercedes Masohn tweeted: "Today is a sad day. Michael Clark Duncan passed away this morning. Known for his moving performance in The Green Mile. RIP MCD. You'll b missed."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the TV series was canceled in May.
A towering and hulking figure, the 6-foot-5-inch Duncan also was known for his deep voice.
In 1998, he landed his first significant movie part, playing Bear in the film "Armageddon," where a crew of drillers from a oil rig save the Earth from an asteroid.
A year later he was in the "The Green Mile" as John Coffey, a role that landed him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

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Sad to hear. He was one of my Favorite Actors.
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as old as he was i would have thought he would have been in more movies.   Dude was jacked though,  wonder if this was a result of steroids?

Edited by AUskip07, 03 September 2012 - 05:27 PM.

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Wow, great actor. RIP.
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RIP. He was a very underrated actor. Also a BJJ blue belt.

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He was in some good movies. Sad news.

Edited by TrueGCFan, 03 September 2012 - 06:35 PM.

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Really great actor. I wish his show on Fox would have taken off. "The Finder" was a really good one that fell by the way side.

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View PostAUskip07, on 03 September 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

Dude was jacked though,  wonder if this was a result of steroids?

Doubt it, black males...in their 50s...have the highest incidence of heart disease of any group.  Great actor...loved him in The Green Mile...a movie that was much better than the book, btw.

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Huh, he briefly attended Alcorn State. That's a neat Mississippi connection.
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Great actor, really sad stuff.

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Seemed like a genuinely great guy off screen. Very, very sad to hear. I was shocked when I heard about the heart attack a little over a month ago, but having not heard any more since, assumed he was recovering fine.

RIP.