Hugh Dane, who played Hank the Security Guard on ‘The Office,’ is dead at the age of 75

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It was recently revealed that Hugh Dane (who played Hank the security guard on “The Office”) has died. News of the 75-year-old veteran actor was first published by the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center. The cause of death was not released.

Dane, although best known for his role in “The Office,” has been a Hollywood fixture for many years, appearing in movies such as “Bridesmaids” and series such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Boy Meets World.”

After news of his death was announced, many of Dane’s colleagues, including Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson, shared their condolences on social media,

Wilson shared a funny clip, writing that Dane was “one of the greats:”

And Carell chimed in, writing that Dane was a “terrific guy:”

In honor of this dedicated funny man and talented actor, here are some of Hank the Security Guard’s best lines from “The Office” (if you don’t see your favorite listed below, be sure to share it in the comments!).

Listen, don’t ask Hank for his sage advice if you aren’t willing to wait for it. When he’s called in to break an office tie about what to do with surplus money, he enjoys some candy, weighs his options and even gives a shout-out to lumbar support.

“Let me see the copier again,” he says, before Michael gets exasperated and throws him out.

Hank the security guard doesn’t take loitering kids in his parking lot lightly!

“Hey! Are those skateboarders back? Where are they? The little punks!?” he demands of Jim as he races out to the parking lot, moving faster than we have ever seen him move in all the seasons combined.

Nothing beats Hank tunelessly singing “Me and the blues” along with his half-hearted strumming on the guitar. For just $5, a CD of “The Best of Hank” is a steal!

There’s also the moment when the entire office gets locked inside the parking lot gates and ask Hank to come let them out. But when the cleaning crew shows up first, Hank is left standing in the parking lot in the middle of the night saying, “Son of a (expletive).”

You can view all of these moments and more below:

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