Actor and comedian Ewan MacIntosh, who is best known for starring as Keith Bishop in The Office, has died at the age of 50, it has been confirmed.


JustRight Management announced his death in a statement shared on social media, saying: "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."

MacIntosh appeared in both seasons of the hit Ricky Gervais sitcom The Office as well as the Christmas special, playing deadpan Wernham Hogg accountant Keith Bishop.

He reunited with Gervais for a role in his Netflix series After Life.

Although he was best known for his part in The Office, MacIntosh also appeared in a handful of other TV series including Miranda and Little Britain.

Tributes have been flooding in for MacIntosh on social media following the tragic news of his passing.

Ewen's friend Ed Scott wrote: "I am completely devastated by the loss of my very good friend Ewen MacIntosh. 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."

Scott, the CEO of Dodged A Bullet Music, continued: "Ewen was so full of empathy, kindness, and integrity and above all a really good man. Sending love to his parents Sara and Ewen Sr, his brother Colin and his family, as well as his many friends and fans."

Gervais also shared a tribute on Twitter, which was recently rebranded as X, penning: "Extremely sad news. The very funny and very lovely Ewen Macintosh, known to many as 'Big Keith' from The Office, has passed away.

"An absolute original. RIP."

Meanwhile, Comedy TV channel Gold wrote: "We at GOLD are saddened to hear that Ewen MacIntosh has passed away at the age of 50.


"We loved him as Keith in The Office and were lucky enough to work with him over the years on the channel. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at such a difficult time."