Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at 54, his fiancee, reality star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, says. He died while in a Los Angeles hospital following a July 13 heart attack.
Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Manigault-Stallworth, saying the 6-foot–5, 300 pound actor died Monday morning in an L.A. hospital after nearly two months of treatment following his July heart attack.
Known for his wide smile and larger-than-life persona — and body — the actor made his biggest impact with a memorable performance in the film “Green Mile,” where he starred alongside Tom Hanks.
Duncan had a handful of minor roles before “The Green Mile” brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.
Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda." He also appeared on television, recently starring in the Fox series "The Finder," which aired this past season.
He was a regular at L.A. athletic events, from baseball to basketball, UFC to pro wrestling.
This story has been updated.