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Jul 3rd, 2012, 03:44 PM

MANTEO, N.C. (WAVY) - UNC President Bill Friday says beloved television star Andy Griffith died in North Carolina Tuesday.

Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home Tuesday morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. "Doug" Doughtie told WAVY.com (http://wavy.com) .
Griffith's home is located along Highway 64 in Roanoke Island.

Photos: Remembering Andy Griffith (http://www.wavy.com/dpps/entertainment/celebrity_news/ems-called-to-andy-griffiths-nc-home_4226631?hpt=hp_t2#)

Friday, a close friend of Griffith's confirmed his death to WITN. He said Griffith's secretary called him Tuesday morning and said Griffith passed away at 7 a.m.

Officials have not confirmed the cause of Griffith's death.

Andy Griffith, 86, was well known for his starring role on the television hit named after him, "The Andy Griffith Show", which first aired in 1960. Griffith portrayed a small-town sheriff and the show was one of the most popular series in television history.

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Jul 3rd, 2012, 05:48 PM
"Mayberry, NC" is a sad place today. RIP, Sheriff. :hatoff:

Jul 4th, 2012, 12:54 AM
RIP Andy

Now he joins Aunt Bee, Goober and Barney in Heaven's version of Mayberry :kiss:

Jul 4th, 2012, 02:43 AM
I used to watch Matlock with my Nanny/grandma all the time when I was a kid. :( RIP.