Andy Griffith Dies at Age 86

Categories: Broadcast TV,Cable TV

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July 3rd, 2012


Legendary TV actor Andy Griffith, best known for The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock died this morning at his home in North Carolina, it has been confirmed by local reports. Details about the exact cause of death have not yet been made available. He was 86 years old.

  • Shabbir

    Rest in peace Andy :-( sad news

  • DenverDean

    “Cause of death unknown” If I were Matlock, I’d guess OLD. Seriously, an actor who was as All-American as apple pie.

  • Doug Fringe

    have to agree denver,he was just old and it was time for him to go,goodbye Andy you will be sorely missed

  • Observer

    RIP, sad news indeed.

  • mike

    rip andy you a legend and you can see ur friend don knots now

  • Dre

    RIP Matlock.

  • RG-X

    My Tv30 airs an hour reruns of the ANDY GRIFFETH SHOW EVERY NITE and has been since it was UPN for at least 11 years where I live.

  • Bart

    ME-TOO here in Chicago shows the original Network tv versions of “TAGS” for an hour every afternoon. WGN-9 also shows “TAGS” but in the early morning hours before their 5-hour newscast – their versions are the edited syndicated versions.

  • AustinGriffith

    Sad day for TV. Loved Matlock! Gonna miss you my distant relative. Rest in peace.

  • AniMatsuri

    While he’s best known for TAGS & Matlock he had few good movie roles too. Most recently in 2007’s Waitress starring Keri Russel. Also the late 50’s movie No Time For Sergeants were it almost seems like it was a template later for TV’s Gomer Pile.

  • thesnowleopard

    Awww, I *liked* Andy Griffith.

    Bet there is no joy in Manteo tonight.

  • One

    RIP Andy. I actually remember watching quite a few Matlock reruns in my youth…

  • Hugh

    RIP to a TV legend

  • Fred

    People don’t often mention his movies. I recommend people watching A Face in the Crowd, No time for Sargents or Gramps.

    No actor today could match Andy’s performance as Lonesome Rhodes.

  • Lamdog

    Class: There maybe No Time For Sergeants but always time for a class act. RIP.

  • peggy

    one of the greatest on tv and movies actors, only good memories for him

  • Kieran4

    Attention Young Pups: He was best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show!

  • Andy

    I resent the fact that someone said he was old. That is not a reason why some has to die. RIP Andy!

  • Jac

    R.I.P Andy “Matlock” Griffth

    You will be missed.

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