'Night Court' star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in his home

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 17, 2018
07:40 A.M.

He was a well-known actor, comedian, and magician. Harry Anderson was found dead in his home recently but a cause of death hasn’t been reported.


TMZ reported that he died on April 16, 2018. He was known for his role on the sitcom Night Court where he played a judge from 1984 to 1992.

Harry Anderson has died at the age of 65 according to police who were called to his home on Monday morning according to Fox Carolina. Anderson's son, Dashiell, shared that his father had passed away from natural causes.

Anderson rose to fame when he acted as Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court and he frequently appeared on Saturday Night Live. His home was in North Carolina.


Inquisitr reported that while the cause of his death was not yet noted, police said they didn’t suspect foul play. Anderson received three Emmy nominations for his role as Judge Stone.

Best of New Orleans stated that he was a longtime New Orleans resident. He was often seen walking in the French Quarter in his trademark fedora, tie, and suspenders.

Anderson moved from New Orleans after he became critical of the city’s leadership and direction after Hurricane Katrina hit. That caused his decision to move.


‘This makes me so bummed ;( I had such a crush when I was young because he was just so funny and interesting.’

Angyl Moreau, Facebook, April 16, 2018

But as an accomplished magician, he had opened a magic shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He also had a nightclub in the French Quarter called Oswald's Speakeasy.

According to NPR in 1994, Anderson had gotten his career breakthrough through magic. He used to perform card tricks as a street performer.

The star worked his way up in the industry and eventually got a show in Las Vegas. He would open for acts like Kenny Rogers.


Anderson eventually moved into acting and played a memorable role on Cheers as well as Night Court. He also starred in his own sitcom, Dave's World, which ran from 1993 to 1997.

In his later years, he kept a low profile, and would only occasionally appear on shows like 30 Rock, Son of the Beach and Comedy Bang! Bang! He also wrote a book about magic.

It’s not clear when an official cause of death for Anderson would be available. Nonetheless, his fans took to social media to share their condolences.

He's survived by 2 children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.

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