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Old 07-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News.

Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning.

Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to IMDb.com, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.

His legacy role, which earned him the title of "America's Favorite Sheriff"on "The Andy Griffith" show, set in fictional Mayberry, put North Carolina on the map in the entertainment industry. The show ran from 1960-1968, propelling a handful of spin-off programs. Griffith also produced and starred in the television series "Matlock."

Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from President George W. Bush.

Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
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He'll always be known to me as Pa in my eyes.

R.I.P Andy.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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yea, but 86 wasnt a short life at all, I hope I make it to 86. Definitely should be more of a celebration of life for him as he contributed more to TV and our childhoods than he realized. Great show, Great Actor Indeed!!

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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RIP Andy

I still watch The Andy Griffith Show when it's on TVLand cause it's one of my favorites and it never gets old. We just lost George Lindsey in May too.
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very sad about this.
I am a big Andy Griffith fan and will be having a massive marathon over the next few days.
RIP Andy--we will miss you.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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Very sad news. My Dad and I used to watch The Andy Griffith Show all the time on Nick at Night. He will be missed.
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R.I.P. Andy.

you were a great American institution in your own right. you were a great person and actor and were loved by so may people in the world.

you will be missed.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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I hear they Mayberry him.

Too soon??
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R.I.P. Andy. We will miss you.

The Andy Griffith Show was and still is one of my favorite shows. Such a gentle and loving show that the whole family could enjoy together.
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Andy Griffith was a great actor and a great man. He will always be remembered for his family values. Not many know that Andy also won a Grammy award for an album of gospel music. It is a shame that today there are not more actors with the character of Andy Griffith. He will be dearly missed.



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still hoping for bd releases of the Andy Griffith Show.
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I'm heartbroken by his passing. Andy was a great man, and The Andy Griffith Show is one of my all time favorites. I still watch it to this day. It's a sad day. We lost a legend. The world is a lot less bright today without him.

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I posted this on my Facebook page and will share it here.

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I've been watching Matlock for a long time...so sad to see him go but he's resting well i'm sure of it.
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Rest in Peace Andy. I loved the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock
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We Salute you Andrew Samuel Griffith

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Andy was born on the same day and year as Marilyn Monroe, on June 1, 1926.



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RIP Andy Griffith, hopefully the his show will make it to blu, as well as his movies (especially No Time For Sergents and A Face In The Crowd)
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RIP Andy Griffith!! You will be missed!
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