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TV Icon Andy Griffith Passes Away at 86: Report

Iconic actor Andy Griffith has passed away today, July 3, reports TMZ.

Andy made his mark in television history with The Andy Griffith Show, a CBS sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1968, starring Andy as a North Carolina cop. Incidentally, Andy is said to have passed away at his North Carolina home this morning, according to his close friend, Bill Friday.

According to local North Carolina radio station WITN, emergency services responded to a call from Andy’s home early this morning.

Andy also starred as Ben Matlock in NBC’s Matlock, which ran from 1986 to 1995.

His famous smile and laugh will not be forgotten, nor will his formidable career on TV.

Source: TMZ, WITN

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07.3.2012 / 07:54 PM EDT by Molly Friedman
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