Hugh Dane: Hank the security guard on 'The Office' dies at 75

NBC's 'The Office' lost one of their lovable characters, Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard.

Brittany King

Hugh Dane, the actor who played Hank the security guard on NBC's hit show The Office, died May 16. He was 75.


His former co-star Rainn Wilson, who played legendary Dwight  Schrute, announced his death via social media Monday (June 4) night.


"RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard. He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented," wrote the actor.

What a terrific guy.

It didn't take long before Wilson's co-stars followed suit and shared their own loving words for Dane.


"Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever. I loved writing and acting with him," said Mindy Kaling. 


Dane portrayed various characters in hit films and TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bridesmaids, and most notably his hilarious stint on The Office, for nearly 30 years.