America’s Favorite Sheriff Andy Griffith Dead

Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86.

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  • America's Favorite Sheriff, Andy Griffith, Dies at 86
    DARE COUNTY, North Carolina (CBS News) -- Actor Andy Griffith, whose portrayal of a rural sheriff in a popular 1960s TV show earned him the title of "America's Favorite Sheriff," died Tuesday morning. He was 86. His death was confirmed in a statement from ...
    07/3/2012 - 9:29 am | View Link
  • America's sheriff Andy Griffith dead at 86
    Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith ... "North Carolina has lost its favorite son," North Carolina governor Beverly Eaves Perdue said in a statement.
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    Andy Griffith died peacefully in his sleep early Tuesday morning July 3, 2012 at his home. He has been laid to rest on his beloved farm on Roanoke Island.
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