Harry Anderson, star of sitcom 'Night Court,' found dead in NC home

Joann Johnston
April 17, 2018

Night Court actor Harry Anderson died Monday morning in Asheville, N.C., the Asheville Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson's home early Monday and found him dead.

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. The series, which ran from 1984 through 1992, made up part of NBC's "Must-See TV" Thursday night lineup that also included The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Cheers. The CBS series was inspired by the work of columnist Dave Barry. Anderson was also an accomplished magician and appeared a dozen times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Anderson is survived by his wife and two children, katu.com reported.

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Here is how fans remembered Anderson's life and work. "I tip my hat to you, my friend", she wrote in the caption. She said she would talk more later, "but for now, I'm devastated".

"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.

"I did a Saturday Night Live, just a guest spot", Anderson told the Bradenton Herald in 2015. He was nominated three times for an Emmy.

"Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up".

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