Following the unfortunate death of her fiancé, Omarosa Manigault spoke out about her grief stating, “I am devastated.” Manigault performed CPR on Duncan in July at the time of the heart attack. Her heroic act saved his life; however, he never made a full recovery and remained hospitalized until his death. ”He was the love of my life,” Manigault added. Duncan died at the age 54 on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.
Since his death, his celebrity colleagues have expressed their grief and sent his family their condolences. Duncan’s long-time friend, Martin Lawrence, who worked with Duncan before he became an actor, said: “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. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”
Jordin Sparks took to her Twitter page to thank Duncan for being kind and for sharing his talent with the world. ”RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. Thank you for being so kind to me & for sharing your talent with the world. You will be truly missed,” Sparks tweeted. LaToya Jackson also took to her Twitter page to send her condolences, “My prayers are with the family and to the loved ones of Michael Duncan Clark. What a kind sweet & loving guy you were! May you R.I.P.” In addition to the aforementioned celebrity mourners, Holly Robinson Peete, Donal Faison, Niecy Nash, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, and a slew of other celebrities have sent their condolences to Duncan’s family and loved ones.
Prior to becoming a Hollywood actor, Duncan was a Hollywood security guard working for stars like Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls). Both public and private memorials are being planned.