Actor Harry Anderson, of 'Night Court,' found dead at Asheville home

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Along with playing Judge Harry Stone on "Night Court" from 1984 - 1992, Anderson is also known for having a recurring role as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on "Cheers".

Asheville Police Department Public Information Officer Christina Hallingse told ET that police were called to Anderson's home at 6:41 a.m., where the actor was found dead. All authorities are saying is that no foul play is suspected.

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.

On "Night Court", Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

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Following Night Court, he starred on the sitcom Dave's World, which was based on the humor columnist Dave Barry. The series lasted four seasons on CBS.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, whom he married in 2000, and his two children from his first wife, Leslie Pollack.

Anderson is also remembered for his powerful performance as the grown-up Richie Tozier in the iconic 1990 horror miniseries It. "I tip my hat to you, my friend", she wrote in the caption. Anderson was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for the series but failed to win.

Filmmaker Judd Apatow shared his memory of Anderson, writing, "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious". I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was. They named the character Harry so I'd do not forget to react when someone said my name.

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