Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, dies two months after suffering severe heart attack

Tragedy: Michael Clarke Duncan, pictured with fiancée Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth in February at a Grammys party, has died aged 54, two months after suffering a severe heart attack

The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered.

Omarosa confirmed the news herself to Radar, saying: 'I am devastated. He was the love of my life.'

The US website report that 'both public and private memorials are being planned'.

Michael's death came 'very suddenly', with TMZ reporting that Omarosa was present in the hospital room before momentarily leaving for a short period of time and when she returned he had died.

Her mother is believed to have been present when he passed.

Meanwhile, Michael's Green Mile co-star Tom Hanks also released a heartfelt message, referring to the actor as 'Big Mike'.

He said: 'I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic.

'He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.'

A Big Loss, will miss u so much on the screen. Farewell BIG mike and Soar ever Higher.....Amen

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