UPDATE: Michael Clarke Duncan to Have Public and Private Funeral Services (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)
Michael Clarke Duncan, the gentle-giant Green Mile star who died this week at age 54, will be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills next Monday, Celebuzz has exclusively learned.
The late actor's representative has confirmed that the Oscar-nominated actor — who also starred in box office hits as Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda -- will have two services, one public and one private.
The public memorial will be held on Sunday at Hall of Liberty, the same auditorium used for the private funeral of superstar Michael Jackson before the King of Pop’s service at the Staples Center in 2009.
"To celebrate the life of beloved Oscar-nominated actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, a public viewing of his casket will be held ... on Sunday, September 9th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM," his rep confirmed.
"Separately, there will be a private service on Monday, September 10th by invitation only led by Bishop Charles Blake and Eulogy by Dr. H. Beecher Hicks on Monday."
He will later be buried at Forest Hill’s Sanctuary of Treasured Love, a source told Celebuzz.
Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality television personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, in a statement.
The 6-foot-5 actor ‘‘suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,’’ the statement added.
‘‘Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time,” it said.
The L.A. County coroner's office said on Tuesday it does not plan to examine Duncan's death.
There was nothing to suggest officials need to review the case, according to Craig Harvey of the coroner's office, who added that officials noted Duncan suffered heart problems and was under medical care, as our original video report, below, detailed.