Film News: Oscar Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan Dead at 54
CHICAGO – 54-year-old actor Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee for 1999’s “The Green Mile,” has passed away according to multiple outlets, including AP and TMZ. Duncan’s fiancee, Omarosa Manigault of “The Apprentice,” confirmed the tragic news to multiple outlets. According to TMZ, the passing was related to a myocardial infraction that Duncan suffered in July.
Duncan’s rep tells TMZ, “Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”
Born in Chicago in 1957, Duncan would go on to appear regularly in film and television, including a starring role on FOX’s “The Finder” earlier this year. Notable film roles include “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “The Island,” “Sin City,” “Daredevil,” “The Scorpion King,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Green Mile,” “Armageddon,” and “Bulworth.” He had also done a lot of voice work in recent years in animation and video games.
HollywoodChicago.com sends our deepest condolences to his friends and family.