page contents

Michael Clarke Duncun Dead at 54

Entertainment & Celebrities / September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his role in “The Green Mile” died on Monday at the age of 54, according to his fiancee Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.


Duncan “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” said Joy Fehily, a representative of his family in a written statement.

Duncan died in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he had been for the last 7 weeks, following a heart attack.

Duncan was born in Chicago, Ill. on December 10, 1957.  Coming from a single parent home, he dropped out of Alcorn State University to help out his family after his mother became ill.  He became a ditch digger at The People’s Gas Company, as well as a bouncer.

Upon moving to California, he became a bodyguard for celebrities such as, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J and Notorious B.I.G.  After Notorious B.I.G. was killed in 1997, he quit the bodyguard business.

Duncan is best known for his breakout role of John Coffey, in The Green Mile.  He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor  in a Supporting Role and a Golden Glob nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

Celebrities took to Twitter upon hearing of Duncan’s death:

Robert Downey Jr wrote, “Amazing Actor with a Kind Heart! May you rest in peace.”

Ledsi said, “R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan what a beautiful spirit…sigh.”

Shelia E wrote, “Michael Clark Duncan dies, an amazing man. he will be missed.”

Steve Harvey wrote, ” I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God’s Plan.”

Duncan is survived by his mother, sister and fiance, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.



Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

Previous Post

Sherman Hemsley Still Resting on Ice

Next Post

Recipe: Red Chicken

1 Comment

on September 10, 2012

That’s so sad, he was such a good actor !
My Blog – A Pretty Nest

Let's Talk! I want to know what you think?

More Story

Sherman Hemsley Still Resting on Ice

Weezy is probably rolling over in her grave right now.  Sherman Hemsley still has not been put to rest after passing...

September 3, 2012