Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith Passes Away at 86

Iconic television actor and gospel singer Andy Griffith has passed away at the age of 86. No cause of death has been confirmed, with the actor being laid to rest on Roanoke Island.

Andy Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the early 50s, but found ever-lasting fame on The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960-1968, and can still be seen in syndication today. The character of small town sheriff Andy Taylor made Andy a household name and a TV icon. He would later parlay that fame into the role of lawyer Ben Matlock on Matlock, which ran from 1986-1995 and spun itself off into a number of stand-alone television movies.

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