"Green Mile" star Michael Clark Duncan tragically passed away on Sept. 3 following complications from a heart attack he suffered in July. Reality star standout and Duncan's fiancé, Omarosa Manigault, has now spoken out about her heartbreak over his death.
According to TMZ, the 54-year-old's death came "very suddenly," after the Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and "never fully recovered."
A former "The Apprentice" contestant, Manigault had left Duncan's hospital room briefly, only to return to her fiance's death. Her mother was also reportedly in the hospital at the time.
According to Radar, Manigault made the following heart-felt sentiment:
"I am devastated. He was the love of my life."
Daily Mail reported that a statement was also been released by her publicist Joy Fehil.
"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," Fehil said.
According to the site, fellow "Green Mile" actor Tom Hanks also put out a warm message while referring to Duncan as "Big Mike."
"I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned," Hanks said.
The highly-acclaimed film director, Frank Darabont, was also equally "devastated."
"[He was] one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls - an exemplar of decency, integrity and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible," Darabont said.
The actor made appearances in over a dozen movies, which also included blockbuster hits such as "Armageddon," "Planet Of The Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda."
Manigault and the late Duncan were first reported together on Aug. 13, 2010, when they met in the produce department of a Whole Foods grocery store.