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'Night Court' Actor Harry Anderson Dies at 65

'Night Court' Actor Harry Anderson Dies at 65

A statement from the Asheville Police Department reads, "This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased". Foul play was not suspected, authorities said. He starred in several other TV specials and shows, including roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "Cheers".

On "Night Court", Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

You knew him as the judge on the hit sitcom "Night Court". The series lasted four seasons on CBS. In 2008, Anderson played himself on 30 Rock as part of a Night Court reunion of sorts alongside former co-stars Markie Post and Charles Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and their two children.




Charles, at the time, was producing Cheers and asked Anderson to guest-star on the show as con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes.

Anderson is also remembered for his powerful performance as the grown-up Richie Tozier in the iconic 1990 horror miniseries It. We became friendly over the years", Harris wrote, "He worked at the @MagicCastle_AMA and recently sold me a handful of great magic memorabilia. She said she would talk more later, "but for now, I'm devastated".

Anderson was 65 years old.

"Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up".