Iconic 'The Green Mile' Actor Michael Clarke Duncan In Intensive Care After Cardiac Arrest

13 July 2012
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'The Green Mile' star Michael Clarke Duncan has been admitted to the intensive care unit of L.A. Hospital, and reportedly may have died were it not for the swift action of girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth.

According to TMZ.com, Stallworth found the star, who made his name playing Death Row inmate John Coffey in the film, in a state of cardiac arrest just before 2:00 AM.

The website reports that Omarosa performed CPR on the actor and resuscitated him, possibly saving his life. He was then transported to a nearby hospital and admitted to intensive care.

TMZ also states that sources tell them Duncan's heart rate is currently stable and his girlfriend is with him. As is procedure doctors are apparently performing tests to determine the cause of the cardiac arrest.

Clarke Duncan's role in 'The Green Mile' earned him huge acclaim as well as a Best Supporting-Actor Oscar nomination, with his role as John Coffey, a condemned man with extraordinary healing powers, who could also sense pain. Tom Hanks starred alongside him in the film, which was nominated for Best Picture at the 1999 Oscars.

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