Andy Griffith dies at age 86

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Witch Doctor 01, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I'm gonna miss this guy didn't care for his politics but he was a true southern gentleman...

    Beloved actor Andy Griffith died this morning.
    Former UNC President Bill Friday says The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock actor died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

    Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.

    Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home this morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. Doughtie told

    Griffith, who was born in Mt. Airy, N.C., was launched to fame as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show for the CBS television network from 1960-1968. On the show, Ron Howard played his son, Opie. He starred on other shows and in films, but found his greatest success again with legal drama Matlock, from 1986 to 1995. He played the title character, Ben Matlock.

    In 2000, Griffith underwent quadruple heart-bypass surgery and in 2007 had hip surgery after a fall.

  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    RIP, he was a good actor.
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Enjoyed your work Andy..R.I.P.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    A sad day in Mayberry. :( (You're all whistling the theme now, aren't you?) :D
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Andy sings the Theme Song........

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