MUMBAI: Michael Clarke Duncan, who was nominated for
an Academy Award for his portrayal of a death row inmate
in the 1999 film The Green Mile, expired on Monday less
than eight weeks after suffering a heart attack. He
died in Los Angeles, Announcing his demise, his fiancé
and reality television star Omarosa Manigault, said
in a statement that Duncan suffered from a heart attack
on 13 July but "never fully recovered." The
actors came at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los
deep voice and hulking 6-foot-5 (1.96-metre) frame gave
him a commanding screen presence. Having once dug ditches
for a gas company in his native Chicago, Duncan hen
moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor.
worked as a bodyguard and bouncer and played a few roles
of that kind in both films and televisions before landing
a small part in the 1998 film Armageddon.
led him to bag a much larger role in the 1999 prison
drama The Green Mile with Tom Hanks. The film had the
actor play an inmate with magical powers who is put
to death for two murders he did not commit.