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Hugh Dane, Dunder Mifflin’s beloved security officer, has died

The actor was 75.


Tess Cagle


Published Jun 5, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 2:18 pm CDT

The Office actor Hugh Dane has died, according to a flyer shared on Facebook by the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center.

Dane, who’s best remembered as Dunder Mifflin’s security guard Hank, was 75. He died on May 16. His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Posted by The Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center on Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Office creators compiled a video of Dane’s most iconic scenes on the TV show, which include his run-ins with Dwight Schrute, following the ridiculous orders of Michael Scott, and sitting at his post on the ground floor of the beloved Dunder Mifflin.

Dane’s co-stars from The Office took a moment to commemorate his life on Twitter.

“RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard,” Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute, tweeted. “He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented. We will all miss him.”

Steve Carell (Michael Scott), Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor), and Andy Buckley (David Wallace) also paid their respects on Twitter.

“Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever,” Kaling wrote. “I loved writing and acting with him.”

Fans of Dane also tweeted about him, as well.

Aside from The Office, Dane appeared in a multitude of iconic sitcoms and comedies, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boy Meets World, Sister Sister, Bridesmaids, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Girl Meets World.

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2018, 8:23 am CDT