'Night Court' actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

Harry Anderson on Night Court

Harry Anderson on Night Court

Harry Anderson, the illusionist, comic and former star of sitcoms like "Night Court" and "Dave's World", has died at his home in Asheville.

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

The cause of death wasn't disclosed, but Hallingse said no foul play was suspected.

"Fans may recall Anderson due to his role "& rdquo, Night Court; however, it was his sole job.

Harry Anderson, left, was among the stars posing for photographers in NY announcing NBC-TV's primetime line-up for Fall 1988. He also starred in the 1990s sitcom "Dave's World", based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry.


"I did a Saturday Night Live, just a guest spot", Anderson told the Bradenton Herald in 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, whom he married in 2000, and his two children from his first wife, Leslie Pollack. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated".

Anderson earned three Emmy nominations for his portrayal of the wise-cracking judge throughout the show's nine seasons and was honored as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1988. "Rest in peace, Harry. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy", filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Anderson's family, friends, and fans during what has to be an incredibly hard time.

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