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.”
Aw man, I’m so sorry to hear this.
My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him.
Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend. https://t.co/fv2yzW4sku
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) April 16, 2018
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.”
I am devastated. I’ll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I’m devastated.
— Markie Post (@markie_post) April 16, 2018
— John B. Larroquette (@johnlarroquette) April 17, 2018
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.”
I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy. https://t.co/0ksw4WKvxB
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 16, 2018
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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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I loved this guy even though I had never met him. Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. #RIPHarry https://t.co/4l2vMz3zdw
— ʞɔiwbɿɒH ꙅiɿʜƆ (@hardwick) April 16, 2018
#RIP Harry Anderson night court was my favorite show
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 17, 2018
Rip Harry Anderson.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) April 16, 2018
Whoa. I was OBSESSED with Harry Anderson and Night Court. Oh my. Learned lots of comedy from him. He was both straight man, character, and foil. I love his work. Rest In Peace, Judge Stone.
— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) April 16, 2018
Harry Anderson’s turn in the IT mini-series was quite memorable and haunting. RIP.
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) April 16, 2018
A great comic and terrific magician. So sorry to say good bye to Harry Anderson. RIP. pic.twitter.com/rTIlymWcOn
— Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) April 16, 2018
Harry Anderson shared his magic with the world and we’re so lucky to have experienced a little of it❤️
— Allan McLeod (@allanmcleod) April 17, 2018
Just found out Harry Anderson died. He was a hero of mine, a great guy and very generous to me on multiple occasions.
— Andrew Mayne (@AndrewMayne) April 16, 2018
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) April 16, 2018
Thank you, Harry Anderson. Well done. https://t.co/bJwACzpulk
— Jeff B. Davis (@JeffBryanDavis) April 16, 2018
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