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Television Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Television Icon Andy Griffith Dead at 86

Legendary television star Andy Griffith has passed away at the age of 86.

Mr. Griffith died on Tuesday morning (July 3) at his home in Manteo, N.C., according to his close friend UNC President Bill Friday. The news was broken to WITN News in North Carolina.

Andy starred as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show for eight years and continued the role on Mayberry R.F.D. In addition to his accomplishments on television, Andy was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer.

We send our condolences to Andy‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

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