Refresh for updates… Hollywood took to social media to mourn the death of Harry Anderson, a comedian, magician and actor who was best known for his role on the 1984-93 NBC sitcom Night Court. Shortly after the news was announced, his co-stars from the show Marsha Warfield and Markie Post posted their condolences on Twitter.
“Oh, no! Aw man, Im so sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend,” tweeted Warfield. She also posted a video on Facebook as well as a photo of the Night Court cast on Instagram.
Like Warfield, Post took to Twitter to remember her co-star, saying: “I am devastated. Ill talk about you later, Harry, but for now, Im devastated.”
Judd Apatow tweeted how he interviewed Anderson when he was a teenager and said he was “kind, frank and hilarious.” Others such as Howie Mandel, Cristela Alonzo, and Neil Patrick Harris shared memories of Anderson. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick tweeted, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I loved this guy even though I had never met him. Loved his comedy, his appearances on SNL (when they still had stand-ups), and Night Court is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms. I hope he is in some magical afterlife doing card tricks with Mel Tormé. #RIPHarry”
Read the tweets below.
I am devastated. Ill talk about you later, Harry, but for now, Im devastated.
— Markie Post (@markie_post) April 16, 2018
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. https://t.co/0ksw4WKvxB
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 16, 2018
The last time Harry Anderson played @ComedyMagicClub, I opened for him. I was asked because I was a big fan. It was a dream come true. I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.
If youre not familiar, google him. He was just wonderful. RIP.
— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) April 17, 2018
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. #RIPpic.twitter.com/k9FITPIaBS
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) April 17, 2018