"Night Court" star Harry Anderson was non-responsive when his wife called an ambulance, according to 911 audio first published by TMZ.
Anderson, 65, was found in his Asheville home Monday morning. TMZ says it has obtained a copy of the 911 call made by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.
In the recording, she tells the Buncombe County 911 operator: "His hand -- he's cold. He's not ice cold, but he's definitely cold. His eyes are partially open, uh, but he's not looking at anything, he's not responding."
Morgan told the operator that she believed her husband died during the night and was "too far gone" to be revived with CPR, reported London's Daily Mail.
"I mean I - I’m in disbelief. I look at him and I feel like (should) I see him breathing," the Daily Mail reported her saying. Later, she said his fingers were "purplish" and she could not move his head or face.
They had gone to bed at 9 or 10 p.m. and that was the last time she had heard him speak, the Daily Mail quotes her as saying.
Morgan also told the operator that Anderson had suffered strokes in January after a bout of the flu, reported the Daily Mail and TMZ.
TMZ reported previously that the 911 dispatcher was responding to a cardiac arrest at the address. Asheville Police told the Hollywood Reporter the call came at 6:41 a.m. Monday. Foul play is not suspected, media outlets report.
"Night Court" ended its eight-year run in 1992. Anderson eventually sold his home in Pasadena, California, and moved back to New Orleans, where he had lived in the 1970s.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he moved to Asheville. He had two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack. Elizabeth Morgan is his second wife.