Authorities were called to his Asheville home Monday morning. According to officials, no foul play is suspected.
Anderson then went on to land his most well-known role, playing Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court, which aired on NBC from 1984-92. He appeared in eight Saturday Night Live episodes in the early 1980s. Anderson was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for the series but failed to win. The series also starred John Larroquette, Richard Moll and Markie Post, has always been a syndication favorite.
Following Night Court, Anderson starred in the sitcom Dave's World, in which he played Dave Barry, the Miami Herald columnist on whom the show was based. "I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated".
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"He was so kind, and frank and hilarious", Apatow wrote.
Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he recently bought magic memorabilia from Anderson, including a phone booth with the actor's name on it. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. I loved this guy even though I had never met him. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy".
Here are a number of other memories stars have posted to honor Anderson's life and legacy.
"Anderson is survived by two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack, and by his current wife Elizabeth Morgan".