According to North Carolina's Asheville Police Department, officers responded Monday morning to Anderson's home, where he was found deceased inside. There were no signs of foul play, police said.
The official cause of death was not immediately known.
Anderson portrayed Judge Harry Stone on "Night Court" in the 1980s and '90s.
"I'm so sorry to hear this," tweeted Marsha Warfield, who played Rosalind "Roz" Russell on the popular sitcom. "My condolences to his family, friends, fans and everyone who loved him. Rest in peace, Harry the Hat, you were my friend."
Anderson is survived by his wife and two children.
I loved me some Night Court and I loved "Harry the Hat" on Cheers. Rest in Peace, Harry Anderson. pic.twitter.com/6DnLHamF7U— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 16, 2018