Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54: Celebrity reactions

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Before he began acting in the 1990s, Michael Clarke Duncan worked as security guard for the national touring company of the play ''Beauty Shop, Part 2' and later for comedy actors Martin Lawrence, LL Cool J, Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. Duncan soon obtained an acting agent, who helped him land small parts on Smith's 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'The Jamie Foxx Show' and other programs and films.

'My condolences go out to his family and loved ones," Lawrence said in a statement to OTRC.com. 'From the days of him doing security on the 'Martin' show, to us working together on 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,' I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed.'

(Pictured: L to R: Monique, Michael Clarke Duncan, Damani Roberts, Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant and James Earl Jones appear in a scene from the 2008 movie 'Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins.') ( Photo / Universal Pictures)