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Marcus York, Who Played Billy Merchant on 'The Office,' Has Died at 55

Marcus York, Who Played Billy Merchant on 'The Office,' Has Died at 55

The Office actor Marcus York has sadly passed away at the age of 55.

The actor was best known for playing Billy Merchant in several episodes of The Office, most memorably in the second season’s 14th episode. In that episode, Billy was brought in for a disability-awareness meeting. Marcus has been a paraplegic since 1988.

TMZ reports that he died last week in Ohio at the Miami Valley Hospital.

The outlet said, “His death came quickly after the illness surfaced, but the exact cause of death has not been disclosed.”

Some of Marcus‘ other acting appearances include CSI: New York and Fighting Words. TMZ reports that he most recently was working as an inventor and had secured two patents for his inventions.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Marcus‘ loved ones during this difficult time.

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