Omarosa, Michael Clarke Duncan's Family Fight Over Unmarked Tomb

The deceased actor laid to rest in an unmarked grave.

Posted: 12/16/2013 08:45 AM EST

A year after Michael Clarke Duncan's death, the actor doesn't appear to be resting in peace thanks to fighting among his loved ones. 

Duncan, who died at 54 of respiratory failure after complications from cardiac arrest, lays in an unmarked grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. The lack of a marker on his tomb is due to fighting between his family and his fiancée, Omarosa. It seems both parties want control over the content and style of the marker, and neither have put in an order for the plaque, which has already been paid for as part of Duncan's final funeral expenses.

Sources close to Omarosa say the reality star had planned to order a plaque inscribed with Duncan's name and the date of his birth and death, but was blocked by his family because they wanted to handle it.

But friends of Duncan's family claim that Omarosa is the problem, saying she identified herself as the late actor's "wife" on the cemetery paperwork (Duncan's death certificate says he was never married) and promised to order the inscription, but never did. 

Now, the parties are at a standstill because they refuse to communicate. Sources say the unmarked grave is especially painful for Duncan's 95-year-old mother, who is in poor health and wants to see her son rest in peace before her time comes.

Hopefully they can resolve their differences and do what's right for MCD.


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