Celebs, Social Media Mourn Harry Anderson: 'One of a Kind Talent'

  • Celebs, Social Media Mourn Harry Anderson: 'One of a Kind Talent'

Celebs, Social Media Mourn Harry Anderson: 'One of a Kind Talent'

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the televised comedy series "Night Court", has been found dead in his North Carolina home.

According to Asheville Police Department spokeswoman Christina Hallingse, officers were called to the home early Monday morning before 8 a.m.

Police confirmed the news this morning, revealing that no foul play was suspected in his death. He later appeared as the original Richie character in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King's "It", which was recently remade into a movie.

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He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, whom he married in 2000, and his two children from his first wife, Leslie Pollack. After making a splash with numerous appearances on "Saturday Night Live", he had a lengthy recurring role on "Cheers" as Harry "The Hat" Gittes. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated".

Friends and admirers took to Twitter to remember Anderson and offer their condolences. In 2008, Anderson played himself on 30 Rock as part of a Night Court reunion of sorts alongside former co-stars Markie Post and Charles Robinson.

Night Court's Masha Warfield shared an old cast photo on Instagram. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy", filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote. "I was asked because I was a big fan". I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.