Actor Harry Anderson, who received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations in the 1980s for his role as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC comedy “Night Court,” has died.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson died this morning in Asheville, N.C. He was 65.
The report quotes Asheville PD Public Affairs Officer Christina Hallingse saying: “This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased. No foul play is suspected.”
The report notes that “Night Court,” which ran for nine seasons, anchored NBC’s early “Must See TV” Thursday night lineup, which also included “The Cosby Show,” “Family Ties” and “Cheers.”
“Night Court,” which also featured John Larroquette as Assistant District Attorney Dan Fielding, chalked up seven Emmys and 31 nominations during its run.
“In addition to his role on the NBC sitcom, Anderson also appeared on ‘Cheers,’ starred as humorist Dave Barry on the 1990s show ‘Dave’s World’ and played Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It,'” THR notes.