Night Court actor Harry Anderson found dead at 65

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Harry Anderson, an actor best known for his role in the sitcom "Night Court", has died at the age of 65.

On "Night Court", Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

Harry Anderson, a comedic actor and magician, was found dead today (April 16) at his Asheville, NC home. According to officials, no foul play is suspected. He also appeared in the HBO series "Tales from the Crypt" and the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel "It". After making a splash with numerous appearances on "Saturday Night Live", he had a lengthy recurring role on "Cheers" as Harry "The Hat" Gittes.

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Fans may remember Anderson for his role in "Night Court", but it was hardly his only acting job. 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. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated". "I tip my hat to you, my friend", she wrote in the caption.

Judd Apatow paid tribute on Monday afternoon, tweeting: "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious". It was a dream come true.

Upon hearing the news, fellow comedic actor and magician Neil Patrick Harris called Anderson "one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up".