Michael Duncan's fiancee claims that the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has passed away while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, stating that Duncan, 54, died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.

It has to be noted that the 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Duncan had a handful of minor roles before "The Green Mile" brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan portrayed John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

R.I.P Michael Duncan

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