UPDATE | Actor Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' series is dead


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series "Night Court," was found dead in his North Carolina home today.

Anderson was 65.

A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson's home early today and found him dead. The statement said foul play is not suspected.

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.

He also starred in the series "Dave's World" and appeared on "Cheers" as con man Harry 'The Hat' Gittes.

Other actors in the long-running sitcom were John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Selma Diamond, Florence Halop, Charles Robinson, Markie Post, Marsha Warfield and Ellen Foley.

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