TMZ is reporting that Michael Clarke Duncan, star of such films as The Green Mile and The Whole Nine Yards, passed away this morning at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 54.
Duncan had been hospitalized for two months following a heart attack in July.
His fiance, Omarosa Manigault, said in a statement she “is grateful for all the prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”
Prior to becoming an Oscar-nominated actor, Duncan worked as a bodyguard for several celebrities, including Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J.