Mayberry’s Andy Griffith Dies At 86

Andy Griffith Dead at 86

According to Gael Fashingbauer Cooper at MSN, actor Andy Griffith died on July 3, 2012 at 86. Wikipedia tells us that time of death was around 7:00 a.m. (EDT) at his home on Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina.

1960s TV

If one is a fan of TV from the 1960s, or current day The Andy Griffith Show reruns, it is most likely that fan did or does remember Andy Griffith as Mayberry’s Sheriff Andy Taylor.

Don Knotts and Andy Griffith as Barney and Sheriff Taylor
Knotts and Griffith on TV set

1980s and 90s TV

Griffith later had another fan following when his character, the well known attorney Ben Matlock, was cast in the TV show, Matlock (1986-1995).

Andy Griffith’s Background

Wiki also tells us Griffith’s full name and his other occupations. He was that of Andrew Samuel “Andy” Griffith, and he was an actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer and writer.

Andy Griffith, before being known as a “sheriff” and an “attorney,” gained prominence, first, in the starring role of director Elia Kazan’s epic film, A Face in the Crowd (1957).

Griffith worked in a variety of other TV and film projects. One of his last was that in July 2010 where he starred in ads for Medicare.

Andy Griffith’s Death

Mr. Andy Griffith was born and died in the same state, as he was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina and died on Roanoke Island.

The cause of death has yet to be announced.