Actor Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' series is dead


Actor Harry Anderson died in Asheville on Monday, police confirmed to WSPA.

Harry Anderson, who starred on nearly 200 episodes of "Night Court", was reportedly found dead in his North Carolina home Monday morning.

The actor is best known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1984 to 1992.

"This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased". Police do not suspect foul play.

Other credits include appearances on "The John Larroquette Show", "Parker Lewis Can't Lose", "Tales From The Crypt" and in what may be one of the most freaky casting choices in years, the 1990 television adaption of Stephen King's "It". The CBS series was inspired by the work of columnist Dave Barry.

Anderson also appeared on "Cheers" and starred in his own sitcom, "Dave's World", which ran from 1993 to 1997.

Anderson, who was also a talented magician, got his start on television with a number of appearances on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, as well as a recurring role as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers.

He's survived by 2 children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan. "Rest in peace, Harry". "RIP Harry... You made me laugh out loud", one fan tweeted regarding the news.

"The last time Harry Anderson played Comedy Magic Club, I opened for him", actress Cristela Alonzo wrote. I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.