Harry Anderson's Cause Of Death Revealed

Harry Anderson's cause of death has been revealed.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, TMZ reported that the beloved Night Court star, who passed away at the age of 65 last week, had died of a stroke.

According to the gossip rag, Anderson's death certificate states his cause of death as a cardioembolic cerebrovascular accident, a stroke caused by "the heart pumping unwanted materials into the brain's circulation." Other contributing causes included influenza and a type of heart disease, which enlarges or disrupts the "natural motor function" of the heart's tissue.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Anderson died in his home in Asheville, N.C. on Monday, April 16. While he was found by police in the early hours of the morning after the actor's wife called 911, it is believed that he suffered a stroke during the night. He was 65 years old.

After news of his death broke, a number of celebrities took to social media to share their thoughts and express their condolences, including Anderson's former Night Court co-stars.

"I am devastated. I'll talk about you later, Harry, but for now, I'm devastated," Markie Post tweeted, while Marsha Warfield wrote, "Rest in peace, Harry. We miss you already. I tip my hat to you, my friend."

John B. Larroquette tweeted, "Heartsick," before adding, "Harry Anderson. He was wicked smart. He was wicked funny. He had a big laugh. He had a big heart."

Best known for his role as the good-natured Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court, Anderson's other memorable TV roles included a guest-starring part as Harry "the Hat" Gittes on Cheers, frequent appearances on Saturday Night Live, a starring role as Dave Barry on his own '90s sitcom, Dave's World, and the part of Richie Tozier on the miniseries of Stephen King's It in 1990.

He later appeared on a number of television series, including 30 RockThe John Larroquette Show, and Comedy Bang! Bang! Anderson was also an accomplished magician and owned both a magic shop, Sideshow, and a nightclub, Oswald's Speakeasy, in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Anderson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and his two children, Dashiell and Eva Fay. Our thoughts are with Anderson's loved ones during this difficult time.