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‘Night Court’ star found dead in home

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the TV comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead in his North Carolina home.

Anderson was 65.

A statment from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson’s home early Monday and found him dead. The statement said foul play is not suspected.

On “Night Court,” Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

He also appeared on the series “Tales From The Crypt.”