R.I.P. Andy Griffith

American TV legend Andy Griffith has died of natural causes in his North Carolina home. He was 86 years old.

Griffith’s body was buried on Roanoke Island within five hours of his death, as per the requests of his family.

He is best known for starring as the genial Sheriff Andy Taylor in the iconic sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 to 1968, opposite Don Knotts and Ron Howard, and later as the title character in Matlock from 1986 to 1995.

However, his first break out role was a dramatic one; in Elia Kazan‘s 1957 film A Face in the Crowd.

An accomplished singer, in 1997 Griffith won the Grammy Award for his album I Love to Tell the Story – 25 Timeless Hymns.

In 2005 he was awarded with one of America’s highest civilian honours; the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He is survived by his third wife, Cindi Knight, and an adopted daughter from his first marriage to Barbara Bray Edwards.


One Response to “R.I.P. Andy Griffith”

  1. “A Face in the Crowd” is a classic. Mr Nice Guy Andy Griffith turns in a spellbinding performance as a creep. Gets his just rewards though. Lee Remick is just gorgepous. Patricia Neal…..always perfect! A must see!

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