Tengrinews TV Радио Tengri FM Радио Жұлдыз FM Laws of Kazakhstan
KZ RU EN
Write us +7 (727) 388 8020 +7 (717) 254 2710
искать через Tengrinews.kz
искать через Google
искать через Yandex
USD / KZT - 334.31
EUR / KZT - 355.17
CNY / KZT - 48.44
RUB / KZT - 5.31

'Green Mile' actor Duncan dead at 54: reps

04 september 2012, 12:02
0
US actor Michael Clarke Duncan. ©AFP
US actor Michael Clarke Duncan. ©AFP
Michael Clarke Duncan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "The Green Mile," an adaptation of a Stephen King work, died Monday at age 54, AFP reports according to his representatives.

Duncan "passed away peacefully today," the manager, Dan Spilo, told AFP. "He was a great man with a huge heart, and it was an honor and a privilege to represent him."

Duncan's girlfriend Omarosa Manigault, one-time star of the reality television show "The Apprentice," asked for privacy through Duncan's publicist Joy Fehily.

The actor "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," Fehily said in a statement.

"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."

Born in Chicago on December 10, 1957, Duncan moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. The imposing actor, who was 6'5" (1.96 meters), worked as a bodyguard for Will Smith and Jamie Foxx while securing smaller roles.

His breakthrough performance came when he was cast as convict John Coffey in "The Green Mile," a man wrongly accused of child murder and rape, who has supernatural powers. Tom Hanks co-starred as a prison guard.

Beyond his Oscar nomination, Duncan also earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nods.

Duncan acted in about 50 films. He was notably featured in "Armageddon," a role that was the stepping stone to his casting in "The Green Mile."

Нравится
Add comment
Most Read
Most Discussed