What Was Richard Moll's Cause of Death?

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Night Court star Richard Moll

Night Court star Richard Moll died on Thursday at age 80.

The towering 6'8" actor is most famous for playing the beloved bailiff Bull on the original run of the sitcom.

Despite his hulking figure and consistent work, Moll kept a low profile, and little is known about his life or the details of his recent passing.

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What is Richard Moll's cause of death?

Richard Moll's cause of death has not been revealed by his family. A spokesperson for the star said that he passed away peacefully at his home in Big Bear Lake, California.

Was Richard Moll married?

Moll was married twice. He married his first wife, Laura Class, in 1988, and they divorced in 1992. In 1993, he married Susan Brown, and they split in 2005.

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Why didn't Richard Moll return to Night Court?

Moll didn't speak publicly on why he didn't return for the Night Court reboot, the first season of which premiered in January 2023. His Night Court co-star John Larroquette paid tribute to Moll on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday, writing that Moll was "larger than life and taller too. We first worked together on Mork and Mindy and then we spent nearly a decade helping Judge Harry Stone and the Night Court world come to life. My condolences and heart felt [sic] sympathy to his family and loved ones."

What did Richard Moll play in?

In addition to Night Court, Moll also appeared in Welcome Back, Kotter; Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanHappy Days, The Rockford Files, 7th HeavenThe Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, The Fall Guy, Fantasy Island, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, 227, Married...With Children, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Babylon 5, Baywatch and more. He also did a slew of voice acting in various animated series, including the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-ManBatman: The Brave and the Bold, Cow and Chicken and more.

On the silver screen, he was a fan favorite in horror movies, as well as comedies, including Scary Movie 2, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way and But I'm a Cheerleader.

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Who from Night Court has died?

Aside from Moll, several other members of the original Night Court cast are deceased.

  • Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who guest-starred as a fill-in for Dan, died from ventricular tachycardia and type II myotonic dystrophy in April 2022.

  • Markie Post died in August 2021 at age 70 after a nearly four-year battle with cancer.

  • Charles P. Robinson died in July 2021 from multi-organ failure, septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma. He was 75.

  • Paula Kelly, who starred in Season 1, died from heart failure in February 2020 at age 77.

  • Star Harry Anderson died in April 2018 from strokes due to influenza and heart disease. He was 65.

  • Martin Garner, who played Bernie, died in September 2001 at age 74.

  • Jason Bernard, who guest-starred as Judge Willard, died in October 1996 of a heart attack.

  • Florence Halop, who played bailiff Florence Kleiner, died in July 1986 at age 63.

  • Selma Diamond, who played chain-smoking bailiff Selma Hacker in Seasons 1 and 2 of Night Court, died in May 1985 of lung cancer.

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How many seasons was Richard Moll on Night Court?

Moll starred as Bull for nine seasons of Night Court from 1984 to 1992.

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