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‘The Office’ actor Ewen MacIntosh dies

2024-02-23T14:45:07+00:00
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  • Actor Ewen MacIntosh dies.
  • He’s best known for playing Big Keith in The Office.
  • Fans are in mourning.

The entertainment world is in mourning following the tragic news that acclaimed actor and comedian Ewen MacIntosh has died at the age of 50.

He was known for his unforgettable portrayal of the character Big Keith in the comedy series The Office.

MacIntosh made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, with a career notable for his brilliance and his ability to make people laugh.

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MacIntosh, whose role as Keith Bishop in The Office brought him incredible success, was not only a talented actor but also a comedic genius.

According to the BBC, his talent transcended his role in The Office.

He also appeared in other notable British television productions, such as Miranda and Little Britain, where he was lauded for his unique wit and charisma.

After the sad news broke, social media was flooded with condolences and tributes from colleagues, friends and fans.

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He was «a lovely guy to work with and a funny man who you knew would always bring an extra dimension,» Stephen Merchant, co-writer and co-director of the series, told the BBC.

Ricky Gervais, the creative genius behind the iconic series confirmed the tragic news and shared an emotional message on X (formerly Twitter).

He expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of his colleague and friend. “Extremely sad news,” Gervais wrote.

«The very funny and very lovely Ewen Macintosh, known to many as ‘Big Keith’ from The Office, has passed away. An absolute original. RIP.»

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Gervais recalled a particularly memorable scene with MacIntosh.

«I remember we couldn’t finish that scene when he gave me that dirty look while I was talking about trying to take the plate from him.»

These words reflect the deep connection and camaraderie between the actors who contributed to the magic of The Office.

Social media was quickly flooded with condolences and tributes to MacIntosh, evidence of the lasting impact he left on the entertainment industry.

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One fan shared a memory of MacIntosh’s comedy from outtakes of The Office, describing them as «incredibly hilarious.»

Another fan lamented the actor’s death, highlighting his knack for dry comedy and his contribution to the modern screen.

«I’m sorry to hear that. It was perfect for dry comedy. In fact, he brought it to the modern screen.»

These messages reflect the deep impact that Ewen MacIntosh had on the entertainment industry and on the hearts of his fans.

A talent gone too soon

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In the final season of After Life, another Ricky Gervais comedy series, MacIntosh made a memorable appearance as ‘Buffet Man,’ according to the BBC.

In 2017, MacIntosh expanded his artistic scope by playing the role of Lionel in the British romantic comedy film Finding Fatimah.

His versatility as an actor became evident once again, as he demonstrated his ability to embody a wide range of characters with his unique charm and humor.

His impact on the entertainment industry and on the lives of those who knew and admired him will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

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