Engaged Oscar Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan Has Died At Age 54
Michael Clarke Duncan — best known as John Coffey in The Green Mile but also as Leo Knox in the Bones spinoff The Finder— was hospitalized for a heart attack in mid-July and died on September 3. He was 54.
A statement was issued on behalf of his fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, known from the reality TV show The Apprentice:
"Michael Clarke Duncan passed away this morning in Los Angeles. The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered. 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."
At 6 feet 5 inches, Michael often played "gentle giant" roles, like the one in The Green Mile, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He's also known from Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, Daredevil and more.