Reinhold Weege, creator of the popular 1980s TV show “Night Court,” died of natural causes in his La Jolla home on Dec. 1. He was 62.
The Emmy-winning show featured a lively cast of characters led by a goofy young judge overseeing an unorthodox after-hours courtroom. Weege was nominated for three Emmys during “Night Court’s” run and one as co-producer of “Barney Miller,” another edgy sitcom based in New York.
Actor John Larroquette, whose career got a major boost as the lecherous prosecutor in “Night Court,” paid tribute to Weege on Twitter Friday: “In life there are those who impact us with such force everything changes. Reinhold Weege was that in mine. May he truly rest in peace.”