Andy Griffith passes away


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Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Updated: 7/03/2012 11:19 am Published: 7/03/2012 9:28 am


MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - Andy Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made "The Andy Griffith Show" an enduring TV favorite, has died. He was 86.

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie says in statement Griffith died Tuesday at about 7 a.m. He says the family will release further information.

His starring role as a small-town sheriff drew upon his own upbringing in Mount Airy, N.C. The show also starred Don Knotts and was one of the top hits of the 1960s and a perennial in reruns.

Griffith later played a shrewd Southern lawyer in another successful series, "Matlock."

Before taking on television, he won wide praise in the 1950s in the Broadway comedy "No Time for Sergeants" and the dramatic film, "A Face in the Crowd."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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whatintheworld - 7/3/2012 2:41 PM
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:( very sad to hear of his passing. We were very blessed to have him in our lives, even just through TV and movies.. I feel like I grew up with him. R.I.P. Andy Griffith

tammylaashell - 7/3/2012 10:30 AM
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Rest in Peace you will be missed
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