You cannot be forced into being an Executor. If you do not want to be the named Executor, you can simply resign. It would probably benefit you to have an actual signed statement, prepared by an estate planning attorney, that can be used to advise interested parties of your resignation prepared.
If you just found this out, then you probably are not the executor yet, but are nominated to be it. Sounds more like you have learned or been informed that someone died and named you in the will as their choice for executor. You are not it until you petition a court to open the estate, or you sign other paperwork (like a small estate affidavit) affirmatively accepting the position. As a courtesy, you should let interested parties know that you are not willing to serve. If you learned about this because you have possession of someone's original will, be aware that you must file the will with the Circuit clerk within 30 days of death (filing the will does not make you the executor).
If you have already signed such paperwork, it may be a bit more difficult to get out of it since you have accepted the job. You will definitely need legal counsel to help get that done (as Jeremy suggests, but it might even be court filings requesting that you be released).
If you have no experience with this sort of thing, and don't have time to deal with the hassle and follow legal advice, you are well advised not to accept the job. It comes with very serious responsibility and potential liability.
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