Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

"Night Court" actor Harry Anderson dies at 65


Judd Apatow mourned Anderson's death on Twitter Monday, writing, "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious".

Harry Anderson, the illusionist, comic and former star of sitcoms like "Night Court" and "Dave's World", has died at his home in Asheville.

Anderson was best known for his role as Judge Harry Stone on “Night Court.”
Anderson was best known for his role as Judge Harry Stone on “Night Court.”

He appeared on Saturday Night Live on numerous occasions, which he managed to parlay into minor roles on sitcoms such as Cheers before he landed his own show, cast as Judge Harry Styles for nearly a decade on the hit NBC show "Night Court".

Asheville Police Department PIO Christina Hallingse told WSPA they were called to a home early Monday morning where Anderson died.

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Hallingse said foul play is not suspected. Harry Anderson has passed away at the age of 65. The CBS series was inspired by the work of columnist Dave Barry.

Night Court starred Anderson alongside John Larroquette as assistant district attorney Dan Fielding.

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He's survived by 2 children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.

Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers after a press conference in NY announcing NBC-TV's prime time line-up for Fall 1988, shown May 19, 1988. "Rest in peace, Harry". Before "Night Court" he frequently appeared on "Saturday Night Live". "I was asked because I was a big fan".

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Our thoughts and condolences go out to Anderson's family, friends, and fans during what has to be an incredibly hard time.

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