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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.
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.”
RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard. He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented. We will all miss him. Donations can be made in his name to: https://t.co/z1SAqamWMM pic.twitter.com/ysevEZKOjy— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) June 4, 2018
What a terrific guy. https://t.co/kkhalcgttq— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 4, 2018
Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever. I loved writing and acting with him. ❤️ https://t.co/kOlcofYxIn— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018
Hugh Dane was a lovely man. https://t.co/urBl9KPyKb— Andy Buckley (@JustAndyBuckley) June 4, 2018
Fans of Dane also tweeted about him, as well.
Actor Hugh Dane was more than a security guard on #TheOffice. His career spanned for decades & included features in shows like Fresh Prince, Martin, Roc, Friends, & many others. Rest In Peace!— Erika Marie (@EarthToEMarie) June 4, 2018
RIP - some of the best low key scenes were his https://t.co/VrEloaPir7— ProjecK BeBe (@freebandchang) June 5, 2018
RIP to Hugh Dane, aka the best damn security guard ever, aka Hank. May whatever is next be full of joy pic.twitter.com/6ZK6Y48PmG— Jeff (@ElTristanFlores) June 4, 2018
Hugh Dane was responsible for Will’s clean box fade before he went out there and gave Marcus Stokes hell pic.twitter.com/hmRqY2VVNC— G (@__GDB) June 5, 2018
RIP Hugh Dane. He was in some of my favorite shows. Unforgettable moments like the Fresh Prince pool hall episode (he played like 2-3 characters on that show. Ha) or his most famous role as Hank in The Office. pic.twitter.com/hA6Itbus7A— Sermon (@SermonsDomain) June 5, 2018
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.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.