The 65-year-old actor died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. Police off
icers found his body early Monday morning, according to a report by WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, N.C.
Marsha Warfield, who starred as court officer Rosalind “Roz” Russell alongside Anderson’s lovably quirky Manhattan judge character in “Night Court,” expressed her sadness about the news on Twitter on Monday.
“Oh no! Aw man, I’m so sorry to hear this,” the actress tweeted. “My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend.”
Markie Post, who played Christine Sullivan on “Night Court,” wrote on Twitter, “I am devastated. I’ll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I’m devastated.” John Larroquette, who played assistant district attorney Dan Fielding, wrote one word: “Heartsick.”
Judd Apatow posted on social media as well, sharing a personal memory with the late actor, in which he recalled his kindness and humor.
“I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious,” he wrote. “The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy.”
Neil Patrick Harris wrote that Anderson was “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,” he went on. “My sincere condolences to his family.”
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