Ewen MacIntosh, Who Played Keith In ‘The Office' U.K., Dead At 50

"The Office" creator Ricky Gervais remembered the actor as "an absolute original".
Ewen MacIntosh pictured in 2017
Ewen MacIntosh pictured in 2017
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“The Office” U.K. star Ewen MacIntosh has died at the age of 50.

MacIntosh was best known for his performance as office accountant Keith in the award-winning British sitcom.

The Welsh actor’s other on-screen credits included the British TV shows “Miranda” and “Little Britain,” as well as “After Life,” another project from “The Office” ceator Ricky Gervais which he made a cameo in during its final season in 2022.

JustRight Management confirmed the news of MacIntosh’s death on Wednesday morning, in a statement which read: “With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved comedy genius Ewen MacIntosh.

“His family thank all who supported him, especially Willow Green Care Home.”

Gervais was among the first to pay tribute, remembering his former collaborator as “an absolute original”.

“Extremely sad news. The very funny and very lovely Ewen Macintosh, known to many as ‘Big Keith’ from The Office, has passed away,” Gervais wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

The actor and comedian’s more recent credits included a brief role in British soap “EastEnders” in 2020 and an appearance on “Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.”

He also appeared in the comedies “Lead Balloon,” “Mile High” and another of Gervais’ creations, the Warwick Davis mockumentary “Life’s Too Short,” as well as the British films “Big Fat Gypsy Gangster” and “Finding Fatimah.”

In February 2022, Macintosh shared he was receiving treatment in hospital, telling his social media followers: “Bad times for me I’m afraid, chums. Stay strong out there.”

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