Hugh Dane, Hank The Security Guard From The Office, Dead Aged 75

Hugh Dane, Hank The Security Guard From The OfficeNBC

Actor Hugh Dane, best known for playing Hank the security guard in The Office, has died at the age of 75.

His co-star Rainn Wilson tweeted the news on Monday (June 4) and linked to a nonprofit organisation Hugh was involved with – the Inner City Cultural Center in LA.

No information about his death has been released, although it’s been announced he died on May 16.

Wilson wrote on Twitter:

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:

The post was retweeted by co-stars B.J. Novak, Steve Carrell, Andy Buckley, and Mindy Kaling.

Mindy wrote:

Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever. I loved writing and acting with him.

Hugh began his television career with a two-part episode on Hunter in 1990, and has featured in episodes of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Sister Sister, Boy Meets World, and Martin.

In film, Hugh had parts in the comedies Little Fockers, and Bridesmaids.

Towards the end of last year, and again earlier this year, there were rumours of a new series after actor John Krasinski appeared on tv show Ellen and said he’d ‘love’ to get the cast back together.

He spoke about the possibility of returning to the much-loved series when he appeared on the chat show to promote his film, A Quiet Place.

He said:

I did hear [about the TV reboot], on the internet! Guess who didn’t get a call – me! What does that say? NBC’s like, ‘You know who we didn’t like? Jim’. That better not be true…

Oh my God, are you kidding? I’d love to get that gang back together.

Cast of The OfficeNBC

Krasinski’s TV wife Jenna Fischer, told Hollywood Reporter she’d be more than happy for a return to the show, as Pam.

When she asked whether she’d return to the show, she said:

I would be honoured to come back in any way that I am able to. I loved playing that character and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I would be absolutely up for it.

We just have to get Mindy [Kaling], BJ Novak, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg and Mike Schur to write some new episodes.

That show was so great because of the talent involved behind the scenes, not just on the screen.

Jim and Pam in The Office, John Krasinski and Jenna FischerNBC

Back in August, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline he’d been talking to showrunner Greg Daniels about the possibility of bringing The Office back.

Greenblatt said:

We often talk about The Office, I’ve talked to [Daniels] four times over the past few years. It’s always, ‘maybe some day but not now.’

There is certainly an open invitation but we don’t have anything happening right now. If he wants to do it, I would do it.

If a new series does happen, we’re absolutely sure Hank the security guard will be sorely missed.

Rest in peace.

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