Harry Anderson, an actor and magician featured on the TV shows Night Court, Dave's World and Cheers died Monday morning at age 65.
The actor was found by police inside his Asheville, N.C., home.
Foul play isn't suspected in his death.
Anderson was a magician turned actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme.
Anderson was a three-time Emmy nominee for his role as Judge Harry Stone in 'Night Court'.
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Anderson also appeared on "Cheers" and "Saturday Night Live".
Anderson made guest appearances on several TV shows and appeared in several pilots after "Dave's World" ended. "I worked the streets in San Francisco and I did magic and special effects at the festival". My honest condolences to his family. Night Court starred Anderson alongside John Larroquette as assistant district attorney Dan Fielding. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated". Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.' That includes magic shows for corporate clients ("Fifty-five minutes with applause", says Anderson) at $20,000 a pop. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head.
Judd Apatow paid tribute on Monday afternoon, tweeting: "I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy". That seemed to be a common thread throughout how Harry Anderson was perceived by friends, colleagues, and most importantly fans, that for all his slickness, his mock manipulation, and carnival barker style he manifested on screen and stage, he was really a nice guy at his core.
Here are a number of other memories stars have posted to honor Anderson's life and legacy.
The late actor is survived by two children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.