The Entire America and Hollywood Mourns Passing of Andy Griffith, the Multidimensional Showbiz Personality.

The Entire America and Hollywood Mourns Passing of Andy Griffith, the Multidimensional Showbiz Personality.

Mount Airy : NC : USA | Jul 03, 2012 at 1:51 PM PDT
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TV Legend Andy Griffith Dies at 86

Star of the long-running and widely viewed TV series 'Matlock' and 'The Andy Griffith Show' is no more; the actor, producer and Grammy Award winner singer died Tuesday while in North Carolina. The TV icon was at his Roanoke Island home in Dare County whereby he died of natural cause(s).

The extremely popular folksy top cop of the 1960’s hit television series ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Andrew Samuel "Andy" Griffith would be long remembered as one of the American television icons. Andy reportedly died early Tuesday in a house where he was currently living on the North Carolina coast.

Acknowledging his years-long services for the showbiz, Gov. Bev Purdue said that the ‘Sad demise of Andy means, North Carolina has lost one of its favorite sons.’ For the past few years, Andy Griffith struggled with heart problems and was not in best of his health. It was on May 9, 2010 when Andy had undergone quadruple heart-bypass surgery.

According to a family statement read by Dough Doughtie, the Dare County Sheriff; ‘Griffith died at his home, quietly and peacefully to be laid to rest on Roanoke Island, a place he loved the most.’ The US President Obama also paid tribute to the legendary actor by describing him as “a performer of extraordinary, amazing talent.”

He further added that various memorable characters Andy played simply warmed the Americans’ hearts i.e. ‘Sheriff Andy Taylor’ or ‘Ben Matlock’ etc. The death of great showbiz personality was felt most keenly in Mount Airy, N.C., his hometown.

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