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A coroner determined the cause of Michael Clarke Duncan’s death to be from natural causes and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office found no reason to dispute that claim.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the coroner took Duncan’s history of heart problems into consideration. The 54-year-old actor suffered a recent heart attack on July 13 of this year from which he “never fully recovered.”
According to E! Online, Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter confirmed that Duncan’s own physician verified the findings of natural causes.
Because there was nothing to suggest foul play or any other unusual factors, officials had no reason to review the case.
Duncan, weighing in at over 300 pounds and who stood at 6'5", made his acting debut in Armageddon. He then went on to earn an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of John Coffey alongside Tom Hanks in The Green Mile.
Duncan was died yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the same center where he was being treated for heart problems. A representative for his wife, TV personality Omarosa Manigault, released a statement thanking fans for their support.
“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."