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.
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
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: innercityculturalcenter.org.
The post was retweeted by co-stars B.J. Novak, Steve Carrell, Andy Buckley, and Mindy Kaling.
Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever. I loved writing and acting with him.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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