Michael Clarke Duncan suffers heart attack
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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Actor Michael Clarke Duncan went into cardiac arrest today and was taken to a Los Angeles hospital, where his condition stabilized.
“According to doctors, Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a myocardial infarction early this morning,” according to Duncan’s publicist, Joy Fehily.
“He is now stable, and we look forward to his full recovery.”
The 54-year-old actor was found just before 2 a.m. by his girlfriend, Omarosa Stallworth of “Apprentice” fame, who performed CPR and was able to resuscitate him, the website TMZ reported.
Duncan was being treated in the intensive care unit of a local hospital, where his heart rate later became stable.
The burly actor is best known for his role as a mysterious death row inmate opposite Tom Hanks in “The Green Mile.” The Chicago native has also appeared in films such as “Sin City,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Armageddon” and “Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, best known for his Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated role as a sensitive death row inmate in the 1999 film, “The Green Mile,” died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his fiancee and a publicist announced. He was 54.
Duncan, whose most recent role was on the Fox TV series “The Finder,” had been hospitalized since suffering a heart attack July 13.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Former USC defensive end Armond Armstead won some legal points today as a judge ruled in his favor in his lawsuit alleging team doctors gave him painkillers that caused a heart attack and damaged his potential as an NFL player.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos said Armstead’s complaint included enough specifics to support, for now, his allegations of battery, medical negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress against Dr. James Tibone and University Park Health Center.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A former USC defensive end can move forward with most of the allegations in his lawsuit against the school that claims team doctors gave him painkillers that caused a heart attack and damaged his future potential as an NFL player, a judge ruled today.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos said there were enough details in Armond Armstead’s complaint to support for now his allegations of fraud and negligence.
STUDIO CITY, Calif.—Police arrested a man who was detained by actor Taye Diggs after allegedly trying to burglarize the actor’s Studio City home, authorities said today.
Officers sent to the actor’s neighborhood about 11:20 p.m. Sunday arrested Hassan Juma, 20, and booked him on suspicion of burglary, said Richard French of the Los Angeles Police Department.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Friends, relatives and some Hollywood heavyweights turned out today for an invitation-only memorial service for Michael Clarke Duncan, the seemingly larger-than-life actor who died a week ago from complications of a heart attack.
Duncan, 54, died Sept. 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since his July 13 heart attack.