Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

Actor who played Judge Harry Stone found dead in North Carolina

Harry Anderson Night Court

“Night Court” star Harry Anderson has died, multiple outlets reported Monday. He was 65.

The actor was found in his home in Asheville, North Carolina, early Monday morning, police confirmed to the local CBS station WSPA.

Anderson earned three Emmy nominations for his role as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC comedy, which aired from 1984 to 1992. Police said no foul play was suspected. A spokesperson for the Asheville Police Department did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

His co-star Marsha Warfield posted a tearful reaction to the news of Anderson’s death to Facebook, saying: “I didn’t know I was going to be this emotional, or I wouldn’t have started this video.”

Warfield said, “he was a good man, he was a good friend. He was kind to me when I first got on ‘Night Court.’”

She also posted on Twitter: “Oh, no! Aw man, I’m so sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend.”

Anderson’s other credits include Harry “Harry the Hat” Gittes on “Cheers”and Dave Barry on “Dave’s World.”

“Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick mourned the actor’s loss on Twitter as well.

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I loved this guy even though I had never met him,” he said. “Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. #RIPHarry.”

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