Harry Anderson passed way regrettably on April 16. The cause of death has now been revealed.
“This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased. No foul play is suspected,” the Asheville Police Department said in a statement.
According to People, Anderson suffered a cardioembolic cerebrovascular stroke. He was 65.
According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, influenza and heart disease were also contributing causes that led to his death. Anderson passed away at his home in Asheville, North Carolina.
Anderson’s popularity came from his role as Judge Harry T. Stone in the NBC series “Night Court.” The sitcom ran for nine seasons, from 1984-1992, and won seven Emmy Awards and 31 nominations.
Anderson also won three Emmys from the show. He also appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” “Cheers,” “Dave’s World,” and also starred as Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.”
Anderson was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He moved to Los Angeles, where he attended Hollywood High School before moving to San Francisco and then New Orleans.
Judd Apatow shared his condolences and memories of Anderson in a tweet recently, writing, “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.”
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