Harry Anderson's Second Wife Was Sleeping Next to the Actor When He Quietly Passed Away
“Night Court” star Harry Anderson gave his second wife the shock of her life on his last day on Earth. A leaked 911 call reveals Elizabeth Morgan’s reaction after waking up to her unresponsive spouse.
Harry Anderson was best known for his roles as Judge Harry T. Stone in “Night Court” and Dave Barry in “Dave’s World.” He also practiced as a magician, bringing plenty of joy to audiences and his fans nationwide.
Anderson touched the hearts of many with his comedic and sometimes troublesome ways. However, he left the hearts of the ones closest to him broken when he quietly passed away at 65-years-old while next to his wife.
Anderson’s second wife, Elizabeth Morgan, woke up to find her actor husband unresponsive in bed back in 2018. The leaked 911 call reveals the unfortunate state in which Morgan found her husband that morning.
During the 911 call, Morgan tries to come to terms with what she is witnessing about her husband’s vitality. An operator asks her if she would like to perform CPR at some point during the call, to which she responded:
“...I don’t think he’s here anymore. Yes, ma’am.”
When asked when she last saw her husband alive, Morgan revealed that it was in the evening, meaning that he had passed in his sleep. She also shared that the loveable actor had suffered from several strokes after a bout of flu earlier that year.
Fellow comedians, magicians, and TV stars were devastated to hear the news and shared their social media tributes. A large number of the posts mentioned what a “nice guy” Anderson was to everyone around him.
While many of Anderson’s peers and fans were heartbroken over his death, his wife and children were even more distraught. The then 44-year-old Morgan had been married to Anderson for 19 years before his passing.
The couple married a year after Anderson divorced his first wife and fellow performer, Leslie Pollack. A year after getting married, Morgan moved to New Orleans to help Anderson run a speakeasy and magic shop.
However, their business dreams were shut down by hurricane Katrina, which the pair survived together. Unfortunately, Morgan could not survive the depressive episode the hurricane left behind, so the pair left the city.
Morgan opened up about the period after Hurricane Katrina in a 2006 New York Times Interview. She revealed that it was a dark time that saw her lose passion and become isolated from her people.
Although the pair went through some of the most tumultuous times in history, they were able to get through it together. The couple then went on to settle down in North Carolina, where they stayed until Anderson’s passing.
Although Anderson and Morgan did not have any children, the actor had two from his previous marriage. His daughter, Eva Faye Anderson, and son Dashiell Anderson speak of their late father fondly whenever he is in question.
My father loved that interview and shared it with us just before your book was published. Thank you so much for capturing him at that moment in his life. It is an incredibly special thing to have. https://t.co/mdsYAMpRSa— evafay (@evafay) April 17, 2018
The siblings are both so fond of their late father that it seems they followed in his entertainment footsteps. Both Anderson siblings have credits on their IMDb pages, just like the "Night Court" star.
Dashiell appeared as himself in “Harry Anderson: The Tricks Of His Trade,” alongside his celebrity dad. On the other hand, Eva works behind the scenes as a writer and producer with credits in projects such as “You’re The Worst.”
On the morning of Anderson’s passing, his son, Dashiell, was the one to tell TMZ that the icon had passed from natural causes. His daughter also paid tribute to the late comedian and actor by sharing an interview he loved and was conducted by a teenage Judd Apatow.
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