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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  • Andy Griffith
    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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