‘Night Court’ Star Harry Anderson Dies at 65

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Harry Anderson

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.’

Night Court actor Harry Anderson died Monday morning in Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.

“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.

Judd Apatow paid tribute on Monday afternoon, tweeting: “I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy.”

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Published on April 16, 2018 at 5:39 pm by boredop

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