Ahly beat nine-man Contractors after refereeing controversy    French labour clash escalates, public fear impact on Euro 2016    Explosion kills 1 conscript, 2 others injured in North Sinai's Zuwaid    Afghan draft law must stop punishing women over "moral crimes": HRW    Al-Sisi discusses regional developments with Canadian foreign minister    Swiss to ease seizure, repatriation of dictators' funds    Egypt meets local wheat buying target of 4 million tonnes: Ministry    Court overturns 5-year sentence against Azhar female students    Putin ensures Ukraine-born Neustadter can play for Russia at Euros    Be vigilant, Saudi tourists visiting foreign countries warned    Arsenal agree deal for Switzerland midfielder Xhaka    UEFA bans Fenerbahce player for pushing referee    Medicines price rise does not commensurate with Egyptian pound devaluation    Egypt to increase natural gas production by 30% by 2019    Apple rehires prominent security pro following the encryption fight    Samsung Elec to defend itself against Huawei patent infringements suits    Palestine's Islamic Jihad in Cairo for Palestinian reconciliation discussions    US Commercial Representative to visit Egypt on June 1    Egypt stocks rally as foreign investors resume buying    Egypt prosecutors set bail for 4 activists arrested over anti-island deal posters    Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meets France's Holland to correct perception of Islam    Twitter excludes photos, videos from 140-character limit    Ten killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital    Crude Oil Prices Aim Above $50, Gold Breaks 3-Month Support    Asian stock markets rally on US recovery hopes    PM to hold his weekly ministerial meeting on Wednesday    Golf: Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics    Brotherhood to reconsider strategies long overdue: Egypt's Islamic edicts authority    Egyptian army reports killing 13 militants in North Sinai    Facbook apologises for banning a plus-size model photo    Egypt Al-Azhar's Grand Imam to meet French President Holland in Paris    In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record    French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages    Egypt in the international media    Prosecutor hears statement of security guards at Syndicate of Journalists    Government should hold talks with NGOs, Solidarity ministry    Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard    Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts    Historic meeting between al-Azhar's Ahmed el-Tayeb and Pope Francis at Vatican Monday    Two Iranians won Cannes 2016 for adapting Miller's ‘in the Death of a Salesman'    British Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake wins Palme d'Or: Cannes 2016    Israel returns to Egypt two stolen artefacts    Israel returns 2 rare stolen sarcophagus lids to Egypt    Gaber's Swiss leap    Africa's new look    On the ball    بالفيديو - شاهد هدف قتل ليفربول في الدوري الأوروبي بطريقة "الأتاري"    FIFA names Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54
Duncan passed away in Los Angeles less than eight weeks after suffering a heart attack
Published in Ahram Online on 04 - 09 - 2012

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of a death row inmate in the 1999 drama "The Green Mile," died on Monday, less than eight weeks after suffering a heart attack, a spokeswoman said. He was 54.
Duncan died in Los Angeles, his fiance, the reality television star Omarosa Manigault, said in a statement through Duncan's publicist, Joy Fehily.
Details on the cause of death were not released. He suffered a heart attack on July 13 and "never fully recovered," Fehily said.
With a commanding screen presence from his deep voice and hulking 6-foot-5 (1.96-metre) frame, Duncan once dug ditches for the gas company in his native Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor.
He worked as a bodyguard and bouncer and played a few roles of that kind in film and television, before landing a small part in the 1998 movie "Armageddon."
That led to a much larger role in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile" with Tom Hanks. Duncan played a death row inmate with magical powers who is put to death for two murders he did not commit.
The role won him a supporting actor Oscar nomination. "Duncan's ... presence is literally and figuratively the biggest thing in the movie," wrote Washington Post critic Desson Howe.
He had roles in the 2003 comic book movie "Daredevil" and 2005 release "Sin City."
He starred this year in several episodes of the Fox crime drama "The Finder."
In the 1980s Duncan tried out for the Chicago Bears, and he also played basketball in community college. His affinity for sports included narrating a film about the 2005 World Series champions Chicago White Sox.
Manigault, 38, is best known for her appearances on NBC reality show "The Apprentice," in which she often acted the villain.
"Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time," Fehily said.


Clic here to read the story from its source.