Celebrities are now mourning the death of Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away on Monday. The 54-year old star of the movie “Green Mile” died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
His passing had shocked the public, including his fiancée Omarosa Manigault. Manigault had been taking care of Duncan who had never recovered from a heart attack, which he suffered in July. His fiancée had left Duncan for a while to attend to an engagement, but shortly after her departure, Duncan had died.
On July 13 of this year, Duncan suffered from a myocardial infarction and was resuscitated by Manigault. She had performed CPR before she called for help, but according to reports, Duncan had been without oxygen for five minutes before his fiancée revived him. This had damaged his other organs so badly, which led to the slow decline of his body before succumbing to death.
Since the shocking news came out, actors have been pouring out their condolences and kind words to Duncan, his family and fiancée. Bruce Willis called the actor as “a great human being” and said that he will miss “Big Mike” in a big way. Both had starred in the movie Armageddon where they first met. Armageddon was also Duncan’s first major role in a movie.
Duncan had always credited Willis for landing the role on “The Green Mile”, where he had worked together with Tom Hanks. His role in the movie had earned him his Oscar nomination in 2000. Willis and Duncan starred in other films like “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Sin City”.
Hanks commended Duncan saying, “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.”