The Office’ Star Dead At 50 Years Old

At the age of 50, British comedian and actor Ewen MacIntosh, best known for playing Keith Bishop in the sitcom “The Office,” passed away. 

According to his management company, Just Right Management, he had been experiencing “ill health” for the previous two years and had received assistance from a residential care facility prior to his passing. 

Audiences responded well to MacIntosh’s comedic style and unapologetic exploration of office politics. The Emmy-winning American counterpart, starring Steve Carell and adapted by Greg Daniels, was modeled after the original British show.

MacIntosh’s portrayal of Keith Bishop was influenced by Rob Reiner’s “mockumentary” comedy “This Is Spinal Tap,” which came out in 1984. 

Following his breakthrough performance in “The Office,” MacIntosh pursued a career in entertainment as an actor, writer, and presenter. His appearances include the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance, the 2015 Yorgos Lanthimos film “The Lobster,” the Mr. Gervais-created and starred TV series “After Life” (2019–22), and the 2017 romantic comedy “Finding Fatimah.”

Even two decades after “The Office” concluded, MacIntosh never fully abandoned Keith Bishop, responding to fans’ requests with tailored messages delivered in character as Keith. He thought his part in the show held up well and was proud of it.

MacIntosh was a student at Edinburgh University and also was a member of its comedy troupe.

He costarred with Tim FitzHigham in a double act at the 2007 Fringe Festival. Along with other celebrities, he starred in a music video in 2009 for Chris Rea’s charitable effort -Driving Home for Christmas.

Lizzy Cundy, a TV personality, paid tribute to MacIntosh on Twitter/X, writing that they danced together in the aforementioned Driving Home for Christmas video and they were great friends. “What a charming man on the inside and out.”

Details regarding those who survived were not immediately accessible.