'The Office' actor Hugh Dane dead at 75

'The Office' actor Hugh Dane dead at 75

'The Office' actor Hugh Dane dead at 75

FILM and TV funnyman Hugh Dane, well-known for his role as Hank Tate the straight-shooting security guard on The Office, has died aged 75.

In his role in the Emmy-winning United States version of the series, Dane played the head of security at the paper-supply company Dunder Mifflin. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center, who is hosting his funeral.

In addition to his work on "The Office", Dane guest-starred on TV series including "Friends", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Martin", "Boy Meets World", "New Girl", and "Curb Your Enthusiasm". So kind, funny, talented. "We will all miss him", Wilson wrote.

In reply to Wilson's post, Carell tweeted: 'What a terrific guy'.

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The official cause of his death has not been released.

At the turned of the decade, he had small roles in a pair of popular raunchy film comedies: Little Fockers (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011) - both of which grossed more than $285M worldwide.

Execs were also reported to be looking for new cast members to fill some fresh character roles for the reboot. His most prominent role was Hank the Security Guard in The Office, appearing in over 20 episodes of the mockumentary series. The actor even tried to pretend he was a blues player in the show.

'RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard. Inner City Cultural Center.

Our thoughts are with Hugh's family and friends during this hard time.

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