They were supposed to be secretly married this coming January, according reality star Omarosa Manigault. The reality star has opened up regarding the sudden death of fiance and actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

With the sad news of his untimely passing, Michael Clarke Duncan's fiance Omarasa expressed in a statement via her publicist:

"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."

Duncan was reported to have suffered a myocardial infarction last month and never fully recovered. The 54 year old passed away Monday morning after Omarosa left his side for a brief minute at the Los Angeles hospital where he was receiving care.

It is believed that his mother was by his side during his death.

The actor touched the hearts of many in Hollywood and abroad.

The Twitter world mourned the loss of the "gentle giant":