Television icon Andy Griffith died today. Griffith, famous for The Andy Griffith Show, passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina in the morning.
Former UNC President Bill Friday announced the news to WITN News in North Carolina.
Griffith also starred in Mayberry R.F.D. He was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer.
In addition, he starred in the series Matlock and appeared as a guest on other shows, including Dawson’s Creek.
Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.
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