Welsh actor and comedian Ewen MacIntosh, most famous for his role as “Big Keith” in The Office UK, has died aged 50.

His cause of death hasn’t been confirmed. He died at Willow Green Care Home in Darlington, England, the BBC reports.

MacIntosh’s character in The Office was an accountant who loved scotch eggs and who would’ve rather been a DJ. Ricky Gervais, the show’s creator, led the tributes.

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

Stephen Merchant, co-writer and co-director for the series, said MacIntosh was “a lovely guy to work with and a funny man who you knew would always bring an extra dimension”.

MacIntosh’s other career appearances included a brief stint on Little Britain and a role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster.

His friend Ed Scott told the BBC: “Ewen was so full of empathy, kindness, and integrity and above all a really good man.

“He may have had a famous face known by millions as Keith from The Office but the person inside is what I will most remember.”

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