Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ star, dead at 65

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

He was 65.

The actor died Monday morning in Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

“This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased,” Asheville PD’s Public Affairs officer Christina Hallingse told THR. “No foul play is suspected.”

The 1980s sitcom ran for nine seasons on NBC and earned seven Emmy Awards and 31 nominations, including three noms for Anderson, who starred as Judge Harry T. Stone alongside John Larroquette, who played assistant district attorney Dan Fielding.

Night Court anchored NBC’s early “Must See TV” Thursday lineup, which also included The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Cheers. 

In addition to his role on the NBC sitcom, Anderson also appeared on Cheers, starred as humorist Dave Barry on the 1990s show Dave’s World and played Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Anderson had two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack. His second wife, Elizabeth Morgan, is among his survivors. There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements Monday night.


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