Actor Mark York (The Office) has died aged 55

The comedian, Mark York, died this Wednesday, May 19, announced the People site. He died in Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio, United States. The actor would have succumbed to “the consequences of a brief and unexpected illness”, according to the death notice published online by his relatives. He was 55 years old. The actor had been a paraplegic since 1988. A handicap with which he had learned to live and which did not prevent him from adopting “an outgoing, uplifting and positive attitude and personality”, in the words of his family, he “has always tried to look at what he could do and do, not what he couldn’t do. “

Mark York was best known for playing Billy Merchant in the American series The Office. It premiered there in the second season, which aired from September 2005. Michael Scott, who played as Steve Carrell, brought him to the office for a disability awareness meeting. . The actor had also appeared in the television series CSI: Manhattan as well as Touche pas à mes filles (8 Simple Rules). It was also seen in the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence by Steven Spielberg. The actor was passionate about cinema, he “could talk about many films and tell you who were the actors who played there”, also wrote his relatives in his obituary.

Mark York, actor and inventor

Mark York was also an inventor. In particular, he had obtained two patents for his inventions in recent years. Passionate about sport, “he had a competitive spirit”, we can read in the obituary. “He will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched.” Mark York leaves behind his parents, Becky and Glenn York, as well as three brothers, Brian, Jeff and David York.

Mark York © The Office

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