Former ”Night Court” star passes away

Harry Anderson in "Night Court." Photo by NBC-TV/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5882810g)

Actor Harry Anderson, who starred on the NBC comedy Night Court, passed away this week, aged 65.

Asheville Police reported to Anderson’s home, where he was found dead, at 6:41 am.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Morgan as well as two children from a previous marriage.

Anderson starred as Judge Harry Stone on Night Court and received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations during the 1980’s for his role.

During its run, Night Court went on to win several Emmy’s as well as 31 nominations.

In addition to his role on Night Court, Anderson also played Dave Barry on the 1990 show Dave’s World and played Richie Tozier in the 1990 adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Tributes have been paid to Anderson by former colleagues.

“I am devastated. I’ll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I’m devastated,” said actress and Night Court co-star Markie Post.

“Rest in peace, Harry. We miss you already,” said actress and Night Court co-star Marsha Warfield. “I tip my hat to you, my friend.”