TV iconpassed away at 86 at his Manteo, North Carolina, home on Tuesday, July 3 morning. Griffith came into limelight for his role of a small town sheriff in 1960-1968 TV series ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ He received the star status for essaying the character of a criminal defense lawyer, named Ben Matlock in 1986-1995 TV series ‘Matlock.’
Griffith debuted his film career with ‘A Face in the Crowd’ in 1957. He played a country boy in that film. He also appeared several TV series, telefilms and films like ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘Playhouse 90’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘The Bionic Woman’, ‘Hearts of the West’, ‘Rustlers’ Rhapsody’ and in a guest appearance in an episode of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ in 2001. The legendary actor's death was caused by a heart attack.
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