We lost a gentle giant in the world of cinema, yesterday, and now, we are learning more information about the world of Michael Clarke Duncan that shows just how short life can really be.
TMZ is reporting that the 54-year-old actor’s death was caused by the five minutes his body was without oxygen during his heart attack.
Sources for the site indicate that Duncan’s organs were so badly damaged during that short time that he could never recover. While doctors tried to reassure Duncan’s fiance, Omarosa Manigault (of “Apprentice” fame) that he would pull through, Duncan’s body slowly shut down, first with a kidney problem, then the pancreas, then extremely high blood pressure, and so on.
To add even more sad news, it was also reported that the late Duncan and Omarosa were secretly engaged and were keeping the engagement a secret from the media.
The two planned to marry in January in front of very close friends and family.
Michael went into full cardiac arrest July 13. He remained hospitalized until his death yesterday. He was 54 years old.