‘The Office’ Actor Mark York’s Cause of Death Has Been Confirmed

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Details surrounding Mark York’s death have been confirmed…

Mark York, the actor best known for playing Billy Merchant in The Office, died last Wednesday…

He was fifty-five-years-old.

When his death was announced, tributes came pouring in from fans and celebrities alike…

He was fifty-five-years-old.

York was best known for his appearance as Billy Merchant in The Office.

York, who was paraplegic, made his first appearance on the show during its second season.

He also had other small TV roles in shows such as CSI: New York and Fighting Words.

In more recent times, York had been working as an inventor.

And he had even secured 2 patents for his inventions.

York died last week at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio, following an illness.

His death is said to have come quickly after the illness surfaced.

Following his death, an obituary was posted online by the Kreitzer Funeral Home.

The obituary described York as having an “outgoing, uplifting, positive attitude and personality.”

“Age 55, formerly of Arcanum, passed away in the early morning of May 19th at Miami Valley Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness,” it reads.

“Even though he has been paraplegic since, 1988, he had such an outgoing, uplifting, positive attitude and personality.”

“He always tried to look at what he could accomplish and do, not what he couldn’t do. He had experienced many travel opportunities and many dreams for the future.”

“In the past several years, he had been working as an inventor, and had obtained two patents for his inventions.”

York is survived by his brother, mother and father.

While his death doesn’t seem to be completely unexpected, Mark’s passing did come on suddenly according to reports.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Rest in peace, Mark York.