Death of Andy Griffith

June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012
Roanoke Island, North Carolina | Age 86

Legendary television actor dies at 86
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MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated Press

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Andy Griffith's gift to the show that bore his name wasn't just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.

Mayberry, a fictional North Carolina village said to be modeled on Griffith's own hometown of Mount Airy, was so beloved that it practically...

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