Actor comedian Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame dead at 65


Actor and comedian Harry Anderson, of “Night Court” fame, has died at the age of 65 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, police confirmed.

>> Read more trending news 

"This morning at 6:41 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson, where he was found deceased," the police department’s public affairs officer Christina Hallingse told THR.

"No foul play is suspected."

Anderson, who was also a magician, was probably best known as Judge Harry Stone on the 1980s sitcom "Night Court."

He also appeared on “Cheers,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” among other shows.

>> Related: Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in several states

Anderson was born in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1952 and leaves behind two children.

WSOCTV.com contributed to this report.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility, TMZ reports. Williams posted a letter to her fans on her Instagram page on Tuesday. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of professionals,” Williams...
'The Cider House Rules' author John Irving wins 2018 lifetime literary peace prize award, coming to Dayton 
'The Cider House Rules' author John Irving wins 2018 lifetime literary peace prize award, coming to Dayton 

An author praised as a champion of the outsider is coming to Dayton to be honored for a lifetime of work. John Irving the writer of a long list of classics that include "The World According to Garp," "The Cider House Rules," and "A Prayer for Owen Meany," has been named the 2018 winner of the Ambassador Richard C...
Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie
Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie

Nickelodeon is bringing a part of our childhood back to the small, and big, screen. The children’s television network has given the green light to bring back Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, better known as “Rugrats,” E! News reported. >> Read more trending news  Nickelodeon announced it will be producing...
Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos
Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Update 8:08 a.m. EDT July 17: The British royal family has released an additional photo from the christening of Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,” Kensington Palace tweeted...
Wookies wanted: Star Wars costume contest during special screening at Air Force Museum
Wookies wanted: Star Wars costume contest during special screening at Air Force Museum

If that Wookie costume is collecting dust in your closet, now is the time to shake it out. The Air Force Museum Theatre is hosting a Star Wars costume contest during the screening of the 2017 action blockbuster “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. Costumes will be judged in three individual categories: best child...
More Stories