06:40 AM EDT 03/19/2015
The Green Mile
Originally posted 09/03/2012 06:10PM
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital after two months of treatment for a heart attack. He was 54.
The imposing 6-ft., 5-in., 300-lb. actor with a warm smile and gentle demeanor "never fully recovered" from the July 13 heart attack, according to a statement issued on behalf of his fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, the former star of The Apprentice.
"Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time," says the statement. "Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."
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