Harry Anderson Death: American actor, comedian, and magician Harry Laverne Anderson. He became a household name playing Judge Harry Stone on Night Court from 1984 until 1992. Later, from 1993 to 1997, he was the lead in the sitcom Dave’s World.
Besides his frequent guest role as con man Harry “The Hat” Gittes on Cheers, Anderson made eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985. He did a lot of television magic and comedy shows, notably Harry Anderson’s Sideshow, and he toured a lot (1987). In the 1990 miniseries It, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, he played Richie Tozier.
Harry Anderson Death
Actor Harry Anderson, who starred on the TV show “Night Court,” died suddenly of a stroke that may have been brought on by a combination of the flu and a form of heart disease.
Anderson’s files have been obtained by TMZ.
, which states that the actor died of a cardioembolic cerebrovascular accident, or a stroke brought on by the heart’s pumping of clot-forming substances into the brain’s blood supply.
Influenza (the flu) and a cardiac condition that enlarges or otherwise disrupts the organ’s normal motor activity are cited as reasons. According to our reports, Anderson’s wife dialed 911 last week, and paramedics found him dead at the scene. His body was cold, she said the operator, so there was no point in performing CPR. Earlier this year, she said, he had a series of strokes.
He was 65.
On social media, celebrities talked about Anderson’s death.
I am devastated. I’ll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I’m devastated.
— Markie Post (@markie_post) April 16, 2018
“Night Court” co-star Markie Post, “I am devastated. I’ll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I’m devastated,”
Stunned by the passing of Harry Anderson, 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. My sincere condolences to his family. #RIP pic.twitter.com/k9FITPIaBS
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) April 17, 2018
Neil Patrick Harris’s post, Stunned by the passing of Harry 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. My sincere condolences to his family. #RIP
Harry Anderson Career
Anderson’s many guest appearances and hosting of an episode during the show’s tenth season led to his roles as Harry “The Hat” Gittes on multiple seasons of the TV sitcom Cheers and as Judge Harry Stone on the sitcom Night Court. He went on to make further guest appearances on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, for a total of 12.
Anderson performed magic all throughout the world, both in clubs and on television (in shows like 1987’s Harry Anderson’s Sideshow). He played the grown-up version of Richie Tozier in the 1990 TV movie version of It by Stephen King. He appeared in the TV sitcom Dave’s World, which was largely based on the life and columns of comic Dave Barry, from 1993 until 1997.
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Anderson and his close buddy Turk Pipkin compiled a book of cons, tricks, and scams called Games You Can’t Lose: A Guide for Suckers. A comprehensive look into “Games You Can’t Win,” written from an insider’s perspective, is also included in this 1989 book. He co-starred in the TV special The Science of Magic with Criss Angel, which is now available on DVD.