This is so sad! On June 4, The Office actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwayne Schrute, took to Twitter to reveal that Hugh Dane, who played the recurring Office character of Hank the security guard, is dead. It's still unclear what happened to the 75-year-old, but the cast is heartbroken by the loss.
"RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard," Rainn wrote on Twitter, along with an Office clip featuring Hugh. "He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented. We will all miss him. Donations can be made in his name to: http://www.innercityculturalcenter.org." Steve Carrell, who plays Michael Scott, shared the message, adding, "what a terrific guy."
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
Hugh appeared in 22 episodes of The Office, playing the head of security at Dunder-Mifflin, but that was far from his only TV gig. He's actually appeared on dozens of shows, from New Girl to Girl Meets World to Curb Your Enthusiasm and many more. He was also in multiple films, including Little Fockers and Bridesmaids. Most recently, he appeared in two epsiodes of The Mayor on ABC, which he shot just months before his unexpected death. Our hearts go out to his friends and family in this difficult time.