"Night Court" actor Harry Anderson dies at 65

The actor died at his home Monday in North Carolina.

Police were called to his home before 8 a.m., according to wspa.com, adding no foul play is suspected in Anderson's death. During his span playing the role of Stone, Anderson received two Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Lead Actor.

Anderson, who was also a talented magician, got his start on television with a number of appearances on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, as well as a recurring role as Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers. He played the boyish judge as a wise-cracking prankster who also was an amateur magician, like Anderson himself.

John Larroquette summed up his feelings about the loss of fellow Night Court star Harry Anderson in one word Monday. 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.

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Following Night Court, Anderson starred in the sitcom Dave's World, in which he played Dave Barry, the Miami Herald columnist on whom the show was based.

"He was so kind, and frank and hilarious", Apatow wrote. She said she would talk more later, "but for now, I'm devastated". The interview is in my book Sick In The Head.

Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he recently bought magic memorabilia from Anderson, including a phone booth with the actor's name on it. I loved this guy even though I had never met him.

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

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