Actor Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) passed away yesterday. He was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
He is notable for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, and Daredevil, as well as voice acting roles in works such as Brother Bear, Kungfu Panda and Delgo.
On July 13, 2012, Duncan was taken to a hospital after suffering from a heart attack. Media reports suggested that his girlfriend, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, had previously tried to save his life by performing CPR.
Duncan’s publicist, Joy Fehily, issued a statement on August 6 that read he was moved from the intensive care unit but remained hospitalized following his heart attack. On September 3, Fehily quoted Manigault as saying that Duncan had died in the morning in Los Angeles.