How Did Michael Clarke Duncan Die
Michael Clarke Duncan died on September 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Duncan experienced a number of medical issues prior to his death. His death certificate list respiratory failure as the final cause of death.
Duncan’s health issues began on July 13, 2012 when he suffered a heart attack. Because of cardiac arrest, Duncan’s brain went without oxygen for more than four minutes. Other organ damage occurred during the time Duncan went without breathing.
He received a tracheotomy several weeks after the heart attack to help him breath better. However, the damaged suffered during the period he went with oxygen was so severe that he never recovered.