'Night Court' Star Harry Anderson Dead at 65

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Actor Harry Anderson, best known for his portrayal of Judge Harry Stone in the hit sitcom Night Court has died at his North Carolina home, police said.

Asheville police were called to a home where Anderson died in the early hours of Monday morning, according to WSPA. No foul play is suspected in his death.

Anderson was born on October 14, 1952, in Newport, RI, wyff4.com reported, adding Anderson also starred on the CBS comedy "Dave's World" from 1993-97, and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1981-85.

Anderson then went on to land his most well-known role, playing Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court, which aired on NBC from 1984-92. The CBS series was inspired by the work of columnist Dave Barry.

In his later years, Anderson kept a low profile, only occasionally appearing in shows like "30 Rock", "Son of the Beach" and "Comedy Bang!"

Anderson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his two children. They named the character Harry so I'd do not forget to react when someone said my name.

Producer Judd Apatow wrote about being 15 and interviewing the star Anderson. I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.

Charles, at the time, was producing Cheers and asked Anderson to guest-star on the show as con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes.

Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he recently bought magic memorabilia from Anderson, including a phone booth with the actor's name on it.

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