Photos: Michael Clarke Duncan through the years

Updated 8:21 PM ET, Tue September 4, 2012
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Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated actor who died Monday, September 3, and reality-TV personality Omarosa Manigault planned to marry next year, her representative said Tuesday. Getty Images
Duncan died in Los Angeles on Monday at age 54. He had a heart attack on July 13 and never fully recovered, a family representative says. Landov
Duncan earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in 1999 for his role as John Coffey in "The Green Mile." AFP/Getty Images
In 1998, Duncan landed his first significant movie role, playing Bear in "Armageddon." From left, Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Bruce Willis, Duncan, Ben Affleck and Owen Wilson co-star in the film. Touchstone Pictures via Getty Images
Academy Awards host Billy Crystal and Duncan present the animated action short film award during the ceremony in 2000. Getty Images
In 2000, Duncan was cast in the crime comedy "The Whole Nine Yards." He is seen at the premiere with co-stars, from left, Kevin Pollak, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge and Bruce Willis. FilmMagic via Getty Images
Duncan signs autographs for fans during the 2001 Sears-WNBA Breast Health Awareness Celebrity Game in Santa Monica, California. Getty Images
Duncan and his friend and co-star The Rock attend the Los Angeles premiere of "The Scorpion King" in 2002. ImageDirect via Getty Images
Colin Farrell, Duncan, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive for the premier of "Daredevil" in 2003. Getty Images
In 2005, Duncan had a role in the "Sin City," based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name. Getty Images
Actress Scarlett Johansson and Duncan appear onstage together with host Damien Fahey of MTV's Total Request Live in 2005. Johansson and Duncan both had roles in the sci-fi film "The Island" that year. Getty Images
Duncan and fellow "Talladega Nights" cast members John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell and Leslie Bibb take questions from the media at the Chicagoland Speedway in 2006. UPI/Landov
Duncan lent his signature deep voice to a number of animated features, including 2008's "Kung Fu Panda." Getty Images
Mario Lopez and Duncan play in the 2010 MLB All Star Celebrity Softball Game in Anaheim, California. Getty Images
Duncan and Geoff Stults laugh onstage during the panel for "The Finder" at the Winter TCA Tour on January 8 in Pasadena, California. Dunan's most recent role was on the Fox television series. Getty Images