The actor and comedian who started his career as a magician was found dead on Monday when Asheville police were called to Anderson’s home before 8am.

The police don’t suspect foul play. John Larroquette who co-starred on the popular sitcom sent out this touching — and funny – statement:

“Harry Anderson. He was wicked smart. He was wicked funny. He had a big laugh. He had a big heart,” Larroquette wrote. “He delighted in legerdemain especially when he caused someone to scratch their head and proclaim; How the hell did you do that? And he could eat a hamster like no one I ever knew.”