How Michael Clarke Duncan Died

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Weeks after going into cardiac arrest, actor Michael Clarke Duncan died of respiratory failure. That is the official explanation on his death certificate

Michael went several minutes without oxygen to his vital organs following his heart attack last month. The damage had been done and he struggled ever since.

Michael also had ventricular fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)

Michael Clarke Duncan passed away September 3rd. He was 54 years old.

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