Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

26 of 186: Michael Clarke Duncan died at age 54 on Sept. 3, 2012, more than a month after he was hospitalized for a heart attack.

'Michael Clarke Duncan passed away this morning in Los Angeles,' the 'Green Mile' star's rep quoted Clarke's fiance, Reverend Omarosa Manigault, as saying. '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.'

Manigault had on July 13 found Duncan in a state of cardiac arrest. She then performed CPR and resuscitated him. He was then transported to a Los Angeles hospital.

Duncan and Stallworth, who has appeared twice on 'The Apprentice,' first confirmed their relationship in September 2010. The reality TV 'villain' met Duncan in the produce section of a Whole Foods grocery store.

Duncan, a Chicago native known for his booming voice, was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1999 movie 'The Green Mile,' which also starred Tom Hanks. Duncan has also appeared in films such as 'The Whole Nine Yards,' 'Planet of the Apes,' 'The Scorpion King' and 'Sin City.'

(Pictured: Michael Clarke Duncan is seen in this undated file photo.) (KABC Photo)