In her book ‘Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,’ former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman includes a chapter on the 2012 passing of her then-fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
Its inclusion has brought renewed attention to the troubles she and Duncan’s family had with one another in the days before and after his death.
Notably, his friends and relatives are again speaking out and offering their accounts of what transpired during the tragic time.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, various people close to Duncan paint Omarosa as a manipulator who took extraordinary efforts to keep family members and close friends away from the actor while taking advantage of his fragile state to have his will re-written in her favor.
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Omarosa and Michael Clarke Duncan
Omarosa and Michael Clarke Duncan
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrive at Wines By Wives Launch Party For Celebrity Wine Of The Month Club at Lexington Social House on May 8, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth attend Perez Hilton's Mad Hatter tea party birthday celebration on March 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth attend the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Act of Valor' at ArcLight Cinemas on February 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and actor Michael Clarke Duncan attend OK! Magazine's pre-GRAMMY event at Tru Hollywood on February 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 26: TV Personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (L) and actor Michael Clarke Duncan attend a star-studded party hosted by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution at the Fox Lot on May 26, 2011 in Century City, California. The party marks the culmination of Fox's week-long LA Screenings events. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Television)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Michael Clarke Duncan arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Green Hornet' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 10, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actors Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrive at the 20th Annual Divas Simply Singing! AIDS Benefit at the Saban Theatre on October 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Michael Clarke Duncan and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth attend In Touch Weekly's 'Icons & Idols' annual celebration at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont on September 12, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
CENTURY CITY, CA - AUGUST 12: Actors Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (L) and Michael Clarke Duncan attend the 10th annual Harold Pump Foundation Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on August 12, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 28: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan (L) and television personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrive at the eighth annual Ford Hoodie Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 24: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Michael Clarke Duncan arrive at the HollyRod Foundation's 12th Annual Design Care at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on July 24, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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A niece of Duncan’s also suggests that Omarosa lied about the two of them being engaged.
Duncan passed away in September 2012 at the age of 54, notes the Independent.
He died in a Los Angeles hospital, where he was being treated after suffering a heart attack.
Omarosa is now married to Pastor John Allen Newman. The two were wed in April of 2017 at the Trump International Hotel.