Andy Griffith Dies at 86
Andy Griffith, an iconic figure on television for decades, died this morning at the age of 86. Griffith's death was reported by his close friend, Bill Friday, to WITN News in North Carolina. He reportedly died at his home.
Griffith built his legacy around his show, "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Mayberry R.F.D. He also starred in other shows, including "Matlock" and "Dawson's Creek."
He also received a Grammy Award for southern gospel music and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.
"America's Favorite Sheriff" captured hearts on TV in "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1960-1968. He'll be remembered for many years to come, for sure.