Omarosa wipes away tears as she joins Tom Hanks at Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral

By Daily Mail Reporter

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  • Death certificate reveals death due to respiratory failure

Wiping away her tears, Oamarosa Manigault-Stallworth, joined a host of celebrities today at the funeral of her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan.

Amongst the high-profile mourners for the big-hearted actor was his Green Mile co-star Tom Hanks and talkshow host Jay Leno.

Despite her attempts Omarosa couldn't hide her distress, sobbing as she arrived holding the hands of two family members for the ceremony at the Hall of Liberty in Hollywood.

Saying goodbye: Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancé Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth is supported as she arrives at the Hall of Liberty in Hollywood for his funeral

Saying goodbye: Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancé Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth is supported as she arrives at the Hall of Liberty in Hollywood for his funeral

Omarosa Manigault
Omarosa Manigault

In mourning: At the time of her fiancé's death Omarosa had been busy planning their January wedding

Tragic: Omarosa was seen crying as the coffin was being carried with a large garland of flowers upon it

Tragic: Omarosa was seen crying as the coffin was being carried with a large garland of flowers upon it

Omarosa told CNN as she arrived for the service: 'Doctors said he wouldn't survive after the heart attack for one or two days.'

She then began crying but continued. When asked if she revived him after the heart attack, she said: 'Let's just focus on today and not go back to that day.'

 

The former reality TV star added: 'I don't remember him as Michael the actor or entertainer.

'He was the love of my life, he is the love of my life. I'm going to miss him so much.'

Tom Hanks
Jay Leno

Last goodbye: Tom Hanks and Jay Leno were amongst the more well-known mourners

Vivica A Fox
Holly Robinson Peete

Paying their respects: Actresses Vivica A Fox and Holly Robinson Peete were amongst the guests

At the time of Michael's death Omarosa had been planning their wedding, with the two planning on marrying in December.

Hanks told reporters: 'Mike was in charge of love. He just had a zest and joy.'

The nearly four-hour service was marked by heartfelt speeches, rousing gospel performances and photos of the always-smiling star.

Singers Angie Stone, Kelly Price and Abraham McDonald performed. Other guests included Actresses Vivicia A Fox, Holly Robinson Peete and Loretta Devine.

Michael's physician was also in attendance.

The 54-year-old actor had been hospitalised following a heart attack on July 13 from which he never fully recovered, dying on September 3.

Brave: Omarosa told reporters 'he is the love of my life'

Brave: Omarosa told reporters 'he is the love of my life'

Handle with care: Two well-built men were in charge of lifting the coffin

Handle with care: Two well-built men were in charge of lifting the coffin

A newly released death certificate lists the cause as respiratory failure, with underlying causes  including his heart attack, a severe lack of oxygen to the brain, organ nodules and an irregular quivering heartbeat.

Today's private invitation-only funeral following an open service for his fans yesterday.

The Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Los Angeles opened its doors for a public viewing of the Hollywood star's casket, which was showered with flower arrangements.

Following a 30 minute slideshow presentation, an employee delivered a five minute eulogy, followed by a showing of The Green Mile.

Oscar-nominated: Michael Clarke Duncan with Tom Hanks, left in Green Mile

Oscar-nominated: Michael Clarke Duncan with Tom Hanks, left in Green Mile

Procession: A large number of blacked out cars were seen carrying family members

Procession: A large number of blacked out cars were seen carrying family members


 

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What a sad day for Hollywood. RIP Mike keep shining down on your family and friends forever more! God bless!

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Thank you for that DarisaThePghReader , Pittsburgh, United Kingdom, 11/9/2012 17:43, it seems SunnyHunnyboo-boo , Washington DC, United States, 11/9/2012 20:59 is an authority on other people's pain!

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Thank you - DarisaThePghReader , Pittsburgh, United Kingdom, 11/9/2012 17:43 cause I guess SunnyHunnyboo-boo is the authority on other people's pain!

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so sad

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Omarosa looks totally broken, i had no idea that she was a reality show person until big Mike passed, but i hope that he will be allowed to rest in peace - and i hope that her efforts of CPR and so on gave him the chance to see the sky, to tell her he loves her or hear it back and to hold her hand......maybe a smile from his "sunshine" face - he will always be in my DVD collection - only the one film but nevertheless ..there. Full respect to Tom Hanks too - a totally nice genuine guy..... but Mr Clarke Duncan my FULL respect goes to you... :(

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I'm trying hard to believe the crying is real. It seems more like she is putting on a show.

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That'S WRESTLER mark henry 'world's strongest man" WITH THE BRAIDED HAIR .He alone could carry that coffin. r.i.p

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RIP, big man! You were really great! You made me cry!

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RIP Big man ,,, god bless you.

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The people commenting on Omarosa and how terrible she is...how despicable of YOU! Regardless of how you think she came off, the show was years ago...she played a game and she played it well. HOWEVER, this is her life. As far as the media goes, I don't recall her 'MILKING' the publicity for dating Michael Clark Duncan. Not once. I was shocked when I read an article months ago but nothing else was really written. This is a woman who lost her other half, her best friend unexpectedly. They assumed he was getting better. Michael - I'm sure you are in a better place. Send peace to Omarosa. She has a tough road ahead of her without you. I really feel for her. Shame on the media for taking pictures of her pouring out her soul. And shame on the trolls who can only think to post negative comments to makes themselves feel better.

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