- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2018

“Night Court” judge Harry Anderson reportedly died Monday at his home in North Carolina. He was 65.

TMZ reported Monday evening that no foul play is suspected in the death of the genially-deadpan actor who first rose to fame as a magician/stand-up comic.

Mr. Anderson was best known as Judge Harry Stone, presiding judge at an overnight court, presiding over small-time cases and a cast of crazies.

The show was a ratings hit for NBC and ran from 1984 to 1992, and Mr. Anderson was three times nominated for the Emmy as best lead actor in a comedy series.

He also regularly appeared on “Saturday Night Live” before “Night Court” and in the sitcom “Dave’s World” in the mid-1990s.

Mr. Anderson also had a recurring guest role as con man “Harry the Hat” on “Cheers,” which immediately set him up for “Night Court” stardom.

Both Mr. Anderson and Judge Stone were huge fans of the singer Mel Torme, which became a recurring gag on “Night Court” and coaxed Mr. Torme into making several cameo appearances. Mr. Anderson delivered one of the eulogies at the singer’s 1999 funeral.

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