No formal investigation into the death of ‘The Green Mile’ star Michael Clarke Duncan is planned by the coroner’s office, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The actor died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his publicist, Joy Fehily, confirmed. The Academy Award-nominated actor suffered from a heart attack in July and never recovered.
A spokesperson for the coroner’s office revealed that a probe into the 54-year-old ‘Armageddon’ star’s death is unlikely, because he had a history of heart trouble. The coroner is only expected to look into Duncan’s death if there are signs of foul play or other unusual factors, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Duncan, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role of John Coffey in the 1999 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel ‘The Green Mile,’ spoke with Shockya’s Joe Belcastro in 2010 while promoting his independent film, ‘Black, White and Blues.’ The actor said he would love the chance to become a lead actor and carry a movie. “If I get a shot at as a lead actor, I’m definitely going for it. I want a shot as a lead actor. I know I can pull it off. Things within me is the same type of drive that I had when I came to CA and became and actor,” Duncan added.
Duncan is survived by his mother, Jean, and his sister, Judith. He also leaves behind his fiancee, actress and reality star Omarosa Manigault.
Written by: Karen Benardello