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Michael Clarke Duncan was a Talented Hollywood Actor, Rest in Peace Gentle Giant

Updated on February 23, 2019
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan

The Hollywood Actor Michael Clarke Duncan

He was a humble man and a talented actor which starred and played in award-winning movies. He was truly a "Gentle Giant" in real life, and as well in the movie "The Green Mile." Every time that he won an award for his role in movies, he would always thank his mother. He brought his mother to nearly all of his nominated and award winning events, this is one reason why most of his fans seen him a humble man.

Michael Clarke Duncan was dating the love of his life Omarosa Manigault since 2010. Omarosa started being noticed on the Celebrity Apprentice show starring business mogul Donald Trump.

Michael Clarke Duncan was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1957 and passed away on September 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. His height was 6' 5" and his fiancé's (Omarosa Manigault) height is 5' 10".

Mr. Duncan passed away at the young age of 54, in plans of marrying his fiancé Omarosa Manigault in January of 2013. He died from complications of a heart attack that happened on July 13, 2012, which led him of actually dying of difficulty to breath. Right after he had the heart attack in July, that same day his fiancé Omarosa performed CPR on him and he started breathing again before being transported to the hospital.

Family and friends attended his funeral ceremony which was at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood. Celebrities showed up as well to pay their respects to the real life "Gentle Giant." Some of the celebrities that showed up were: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tom Hanks, Vivica A. Fox, Jay Leno, Kimberly Elise, Diana Ladd, Bill Duke, Holly Robinson Pete, Stevie Wonder, Loretta Devine, and other Celebrities.

Michael wasn't just know for his acting talent, but also for his tall height, his deep baritone voice, and his sexy muscle-man physic.

Omarosa Manigault and Michael Clarke Duncan
Omarosa Manigault and Michael Clarke Duncan
Omarosa and Michael Clarke Duncan (her Fiance')
Omarosa and Michael Clarke Duncan (her Fiance')

Michael Clarke Duncan Movies List

  • They Call Me Sir
  • The Green Mile
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Night at the Roxbury (Bouncer)
  • The Scorpion King
  • In The Hive
  • Armageddon
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Daredevil
  • Brother Bear
  • The Finder

Mr. Duncan played in other movies as well, and before he began his acting career in 1995 he he dug underground ditches for a Gas company. He also was a Bouncer for a few Chicago clubs. Later on in his career he worked as a Bodyguard for Celebrities such as Jamie Foxx, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence. Michael Clarke Duncan quit working as a Bodyguard the year Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallas) was murdered Michael Clarke Duncan quit working as a Bodyguard.

Michael Clarke Duncan became a vegetarian months before his death; he stopped eating meat.

Mr. Duncan appeared as a guest on many talk shows such as Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, The Talk, and the Mo'Nique Show. Michael and his girlfriend Omarosa appeared as guests on the Mo'Nique Show, on this late night talk show Michael talked about his roles in movies and the love of his life Ormorosa Manigault. He said that he knew Omarosa was "the one," because on their first date night they read the Bible for many hours. Michael and Omarosa met at a Whole Foods Store in their neighborhood, in the produce isle. And ever since then they've been dating, they seemed very happy as a dating couple.

The Cast of "The Green Mile" 1999 Movie

  1. Tom Hank (Paul Edgecomb)
  2. Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey)
  3. Bonnie Hunt (Jan Edgecomb)
  4. David Morse (Brutus 'Brutal' Howell)
  5. Doug Hutchison (Percy Wetmore)
  6. Patricia Clarkson (Melinda Moores)
  7. James Carmwell (Warden Hal Moores)
  8. And many others

Omarosa Manigault - Michael Clarke Duncan's Fiance'

Michael Clarke Duncan's life was saved by Omarosa on the day he had the heart attack, she performed CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on him and brought him back to life before he was transported to the hospital.

Omarosa begin being noticed in the public eye by starring as one of the Celebrity Apprentice guests. Before Omarosa began being on television shows she worked in office for Vice President Al Gore. She became an official Preacher in February 2011 at Weller Street Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California.

Shows Omarosa Manigault were on

  • The Surreal Life
  • The Celebrity Apprentice
  • The Ultimate Merger
  • Girls Behaving Badly
  • Fear Factor

She appeared on other television shows and many talk shows as well, such as Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams, Jay Leno and others. Omarosa was a reality show star that many fans loved to hate, she is a strong educated Black woman that does and says as her Spirit guides her to do. We need more strong African American women such as Omarosa that says what needs to be said while "keeping it real." There are also many fans that actually like Omarosa, she is a great role model for many Black women. There is more to this woman than being a star of reality shows; she also promoted her book "Bitch Switch" on the Wendy Williams Show.

The fans of Michael Clarke Duncan sends their condolences to his family, friends, fans, and his fiancé; may he rest-in-peace.

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    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Xstatic, it seems his dealth happened so suddenly, I agree Michael will be greatly missed. Thank you a bunch for your comment.

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      Jim Higgins 

      7 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I saw that he had died, and he will be missed. This is a great tribute.

    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Tirelesstraveler, your welcome. Thank you for your comment.

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      Judy Specht 

      7 years ago from California

      Gosh, I didn't know he had died. Thanks for your lovely tribute to a talented man.

    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Jan, that's true he was a brilliant actor, and left so young. Tom Hanks was his dear friend and co-worker. Thanks for your comment.

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      7 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute to a lovely and talented man. I saw some of the films mentioned and he was such a brilliant actor. He was sadly so young to die. Voted up, and thanks for sharing.


    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Laurinzo, I agree Michael C. Duncan left us way too soon. Many people liked that he didn't throw his weight around to intimidate people on purpose. But he used his muscular appearance to protect people, in real life and in movies. Thanks for commenting.

    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      LJ Scott 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very interesting hub... and a fitting tribute to a talented and humble man. He always brought vibrancy to his roles.

      I am a comic book nut, as some know, and I thought he did an outstanding job bringing the character Kingpin to life. He left us wayyy to early and will be missed.

      Thanks for writing this great hub!!!



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