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Andy Griffith Dies At 86

  • 86-year-old actor, producer, and a native of North Carolina, Andy Griffith died on Tuesday morning at about 7 AM ET in his home on Roanoke Island. Within hours of the death, at about 11.30 AM ET, Griffith was buried by his family in a grave on the island. Best known for his portrayal of the character Sheriff Andy Taylor from the sitcom, "The Andy Griffith Show", the actor had been successful in winning the hearts of his audience for about four years. Griffith was awarded the Grammy Award in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category for I Love to Tell the Story in 1997.