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'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dead

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Harry Anderson, who presided over the comedy "Night Court" for nine seasons, is dead. He was 65.

The died at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, reported

was found at his home by police officers on Monday. No foul play is suspected, police said, according to a report by

was a who was known as a huge fan of The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Harry Stone, a quirky character who ruled the bench at a Manhattan

Anderson, who earned three consecutive nominations for his work on the show from 1985-1987, gained attention after he guest starred as Harry "the Hat" Gittes on "Cheer" in the early 1980s. On "Night Court", played a goofy but big-hearted who encountered a host of oddball characters and cases every week.

After "Night Court", he co-starred as in the comedy "Dave's World", which ran for four seasons.

Born in Rhode Island, Anderson reportedly had a difficult childhood and moved frequently with his mother, whom he once described in an interview with as "a hustler". He moved to at the age of 16 to be with his father.

He became a street performer and reportedly ran a lucrative shell game on the streets of for a time.

Anderson's other credits included guest shots on "Tales From the Crypt" and "Tanner 88", "Lose" and "The John Larroquette Show".



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:12 IST