One of the brightest sitcom stars of the 80s, Harry Laverne Anderson, was known for portraying definitely the most eccentric judge Harry T. Stone on the TV series Night Court (1984–1992). The actor was found dead in his apartment in Asheville, North Carolina.
Harry T. Stone
Before his success in Night Court, Harry Anderson had made eight appearances on Saturday Night Live and played the role of the guest character, Harry “The Hat” Gittes, on the TV series Cheers.
????On October 21, 1982, Harry Anderson made his first appearance as the recurring character ‘Harry the Hat’ on NBC’s ‘Cheers’ pic.twitter.com/su4C8heHHW
— RetroNewsNow (@RetroNewsNow) April 17, 2018
Harry Anderson has been a magician since his childhood. Reportedly, he has been making a living from his magic/comedian acts since 17 years old. In 2005, the actor opened his own nightclub Oswald’s Speakeasy, where he performed as a magician.
Harry Anderson was a huge fan of Mel Tormé and invited him multiple times to play in Night Courts. The actor even delivered eulogies at the singer’s funeral in 1999.
Harry Anderson was married twice: to Leslie Pollack (1977 – 1999) and Elizabeth Morgan (2000 – till the end). He had two beautiful children. According to TMZ who spoke to his son, Dashiell, the father died of natural causes. The investigation is still ongoing, so the official cause of death is yet to be determined. Harry’s friends and family are devastated by the loss.
Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, one of my comedy and magic inspirations growing up. We became friendly over the years — he worked at the @MagicCastle_AMA and recently sold me a handful of great magic memorabilia. My sincere condolences to his family. #RIP pic.twitter.com/k9FITPIaBS
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) April 17, 2018
It is so hard to embrace the fact that we are not endless. But we have to, because it is the law of nature. The world lost the great actor, magician, and comedian. Harry Anderson was 65 years old, and he lived a great life!
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