By EEW News Staff
Reality TV star, Reverend Omarosa Manigault is devastated after losing the love of her life, her fiancé, “Green Mile” actor, Michael Clarke Duncan. The gentle giant was hospitalized after going into full cardiac arrest on July 13, but never fully recovered.
Though Manigault saved Duncan's life by performing CPR on him in July, this time, no one could save the 54 year old actor.
Prayerfully, Manigault’s faith will sustain her during such a difficult time.
The former “The Apprentice” star, who created quite the name for herself as the bad girl of reality TV, shocked everyone when news hit in February that she had been ordained as a minister after serving as assistant pastor at the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
On September 2, just one day before the unexpected loss of Duncan, who she was planning to marry in January according to various media reports, Manigault tweeted, “Preaching Time!! Dr. Bobby Jones is preparing to introduce me for my sermon."
From all appearances, everything seemed to be coming together in Manigault's life, particularly her love life, as Duncan clearly adored her.
The former bodyguard was known for his muscular, 6-foot-4 frame and bright, friendly smile. Highly acclaimed for his Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and box office hits including "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," Duncan is receiving an outpouring of love from Hollywood.
Talk show host Steve Harvey said via Twitter, "I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God's Plan."
Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.
Duncan "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," the statement said. "Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."
Watch the clip below of Duncan's appearance on ABC's "The Talk," where he shared details about his relationship with Manigault.
(*Note: One of the co-hosts says "hell" during the clip. If that is offensive to you, you may not wish to watch.)
Omarosa Manigault and the family of Michael Clark Duncan is in our prayers.