North Carolina (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – TMZ reports that TV icon Andy Griffith has died according to Andy's close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday.
Griffith, who became famous for "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina Tuesday morning.
In a statement released by his family, Griffith passed away peacefully at his home around 7 a.m. and was laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island.
In addition to starring in his show and the subsequent "Mayberry R.F.D.," Griffith was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer. Of course, Griffith also starred in the long-running series, "Matlock" and often made guest appearances in other shows, including "Dawson's Creek."
Griffith was 86.
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