Gentle-giant, Michael Clarke Duncan died Monday at 54 years old. The Green Mile actor died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was treated for a heart attack. He suffered a "myocardial infarction on July 13th and never fully recovered", says his fiancee Rev. Omarosa Manigaul.
Yes, THAT Omarosa.
Duncan's resume includes Armageddon, Talledega Nights, Kung Fu Panda, Sin City,and The Whole Nine Yards.
According to the Associated Press:
Born in Chicago in 1957, Duncan was raised by a single motherwhose resistance to his playing football led to his deciding he wanted to become an actor. But when his mother became ill, he
dropped out of college, Alcorn State University, and worked as a ditch digger and bouncer to support her. By his mid-20s, he was in Los Angeles, where he looked for acting parts and became a bodyguard for Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and other stars.
The murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., for whom Duncan had been hired to protect before switching assignments, led him to quit his job and pursue acting full-time.
Early film and television credits, when he was usually cast as a bodyguard or bouncer, included "Bulworth," `'A Night at the Roxbury" and "The Players Club."