Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

"Night Court" actor Harry Anderson dies at 65


Anderson died at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Police noted that "no foul play is suspected".

Anderson's son, Dashiell Anderson, later told TMZ that his father died of natural causes. His performance on the hit sitcom - along with several appearances doing standup on Saturday Night Live - led to his breakthrough role as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC sitcom Night Court.

The acclaimed show ran for nine seasons, from 1984 to 1992.

Anderson also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he performed magic tricks.

He also starred in his own sitcom, Dave's World, from 1993 to 1997. 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, whom he married in 2000, and his two children from his first wife, Leslie Pollack.

Here is how fans remembered Anderson's life and work. Night Court starred Anderson alongside John Larroquette as assistant district attorney Dan Fielding. She said she would talk more later, "but for now, I'm devastated".

Marsha Warfield, who came onto Night Court in 1986 as the show's third bailiff, Rosalind Russell, left a tearful video on her Facebook page filmed in the front seat of her auto after hearing the sad news. "Harry the Hat. Rest in peace". "I'm going to miss you, Harry".

Producer Judd Apatow wrote about being 15 and interviewing the star Anderson. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. Anderson earned three Emmy nominations for his performance. "I was asked because I was a big fan".

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