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RIP: Michael Clarke Duncan

RIP: Michael Clarke Duncan
September 4, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan, whom you might remember from The Green Mile, Sin City, or Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, died yesterday at the age of 54 due to complications from a heart attack back in July. TMZ reports …

Sources involved in Duncan’s treatment tell us … on July 13 the actor went without oxygen for more than 5 minutes before Omarosa was able to re-start his heart with CPR. We’re told 5 minutes is the outer limit before permanent damage is likely. Our sources say Duncan’s decline was slow but steady. First it was a kidney problem, then the pancreas, then extremely high blood pressure, and so on, until his body just shut down. It was especially hard on Michael’s fiancee, Omarosa … who was told time and time again by doctors that things were looking up and he would be released soon. But every time Omarosa got assurance, something else went wrong.

Our sympathies go out to his family, especially his fiancée Omarosa who presumably stayed by his side while he slowly passed away, which is … that’s never easy. Rest in peace.

Michael Clarke Duncan