News: Martin Lawrence Reacts To Michael Clarke Duncan, Cause Of Death Revealed
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 8:32AM
Hollywood actor Martin Lawrence has sent his condolences to the family of Michael Clarke Duncan days after the bigger than life thespian passed away from medical complications.
Having worked with Duncan in the past, Lawrence stressed the death's impact.
Martin Lawrence has issued a statement on the death of his friend Michael Clarke Duncan ... telling TMZ he had the privilege of working with the big man WAY before MCD became an actor. Lawrence tells us, "From the days of him doing security on the 'Martin' show, to us working together on 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,' I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed." Martin adds, "My condolences go out to his family and loved ones." FYI -- Duncan was a bigtime private security guard in Hollywood before he made it big as an actor ... working for stars like Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls). (TMZ)
Reports claim a lack of oxygen may have contributed to his passing.
"Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes and a doctor has signed his death certificate, officials said. Duncan, 54, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his publicist, Joy Fehily. He had suffered a heart attack in July and did not recover. Craig Harvey of the coroner's office said Tuesday that there was nothing to suggest officials need to review the case. Officials noted Duncan had heart problems and was under medical care. (Los Angeles Times)
Back in July, the Hollywood actor suffered a heart attack but his fiancĂ©e performed CPR and helped save his life.
The actor was hospitalized in Los Angeles in July after suffering a heart attack. His actress-girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, discovered him in distress and revived him by performing CPR. Duncan is best known for his performance in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," starring Tom Hanks. The actor has also appeared in "Armageddon," "The Scorpion King," and "Sin City." (ABC Local)
Despite surviving his July heart attack, Duncan remained hospitalized to recover.
Michael Clarke Duncan's road to recovery post-heart attack has been slow-going -- and he isn't out of the woods just yet. After suffering a myocardial infarction July 13, Duncan, 54, was hospitalized. Though he was stabilized soon after, the actor remains under close medical supervision. In a Monday statement, the Green Mile star's rep tells Us Weekly he was "moved from the Intensive Care Unit, but remains hospitalized." "His family are firm believers in the power of prayer, and have asked that you keep him in yours during this time," his rep adds. (Us Magazine)