Andy Griffith, Beloved TV Star, Dead at 86

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Andy Griffith, the beloved star of two legendary television programs, has passed away at his home in North Carolina. He was 86.

UNC President Bill Friday, a close friend of the actor's, broke the sad news to WITN News in that state.

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Griffith rose to fame on the The Andy Griffith Show and later anchored Mayberry R.F.D. and Matlock. He was also a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.

The actor is survived by his third wife, Cindi Knight, and his daughter Dixie Nan. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones.

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Ijust heard the news. I'm so sad.

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He seemed like a really nice, down to earth person. He wil be missed.

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Sure will be missed love the show andy Griffith ,

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Sure will be missed love the show andy Griffith ,one heck of a man

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All this year Andy was my alter ego, even if only to myself.. I know it sounds odd, but the character was symbolic of a peaceful existence and an easiier time. Try pretending you live his life, if only to yourself.

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Andy griffith was a great man with so much to teach the world loved your shows and your great personality.wat an amazing man.at least your memory and teachings will live on.andy r.i.p.Andy

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he will be missed

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Can you imagine being a person like he was? Amazing man... We can learn alot from those stories in Mayberry...

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Andy Griffth was great. I grew up watching "The Andy Griffth Show". He was truly a great person. He will be missed. God Bless.

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we are sorry that andy had pass away,regards to the family we love watching all ur shows. he will be miss,god bless.