September 03, 2012 03:40 PM by Lisa Princ
Michael Clarke Duncan suffered cardiac arrest that almost claimed his life back in July, but with the quick action of his lady love and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Michael survived. Sadly, despite reports that Michael was doing better, and even moved out of intensive care last month, we have learned that The Green Mile actor has passed away.
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his role in The Green Mile has passed away at the young age of 54.
According to TMZ, Michael Clarke Duncan’s passing was sudden, and kind of shocking, since most of us assumed he was doing better since being moved out of ICU last month. Michael’s girlfriend, and Celebrity Apprentice villain, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth was with him most of the day, but when she left for a brief period, Michael passed on. Reports say that Omarosa’s mother was with Michael when he passed away.
Michael’s rep told the site: “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.”
Omarosa, who seemed to be quite the villain during her stint on Celebrity Apprentice, proved to be a woman with a heart back in July when she performed CPR on Michael and was able to revive him. According to the rep, Michael never fully recovered from the heart attack he suffered that day.
Michael Clarke Duncan was best known for his role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, and also starred in The Whole Nine Yards. Prior to his big break in movies, Michael served as a bodyguard to big name celebrities such as Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and LL Cool J, just to name a few.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Omarosa and the family of Michael Clarke Duncan during this difficult time.
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