A tv icon passed away today. TV legend, Andy Griffith, who played the iconic Sheriff Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith show, was announced to be dead by a close friend, Bill Friday. After portraying the friendly sheriff of the small town of Mayberry for years, he became a household name as a man of morals and a role model for raising a family. Always demonstrating an ability to turn complicated situations into a lesson of how men ought to be, his strength and determination left an impression on the American audience that tuned in for every episode.
Andy Griffith is Dead
After the show ended, Andy Griffith found himself staring in Matlock and making guest appearances in other television shows as well. In addition to his acting career, he was a Grammy award winning gospel singer. Having demonstrated his ability to sing and play guitar on the Andy Griffith show for years, his musical talent was obvious.
Born on June 1, 1926 , there is now a statue of his character and his tv son – Opie – in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was also honored in 2005 by President George W. Bush, when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor.
Andy Griffith Dead
Andy Griffith, dead at the age of 86, was the father of two children, and his death leaves behind as survivors the entire television audience that grew up and cherished his likeness on tv. He was found dead at his Roanoke Island home in North Carolina. The cause of death has yet to be determined, but at the age of 86, the cause is pretty much determined.
No word has been announced on his ceremony yet or whether it will be open to the public. With Andy Griffith’s large fan base and fan adoration, it is likely that some form of public service will be held in his honor.