Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith Has Died

Former University North Carolina President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County, according to WITN News.

Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed to the news station the 86-year-old actor died at his home around 7:00 a.m. today.

Deputy Chief Steve Hoggard of the Dare County sheriff's department said that emergency medical services had been called to Griffith's home earlier today.

Andrew Samuel Griffith was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on June 1, 1926. He was the only son of Carl Lee Griffith, a skilled carpenter and foreman in a chair factory, and Geneva Nunn Griffith.



Anonymous said...

"No Time For Sergeants" was probably the first movie my parents took me to. I will never forget it, especially the scene where Andy had latrine inspection and all the toilet seats saluted in unison.

Your friend,

Rob said...

RIP Sheriff Taylor! You will be missed.

Shane Ryans said...

He will be missed. If only they would have more shows like Andy Griffith than jersey shore