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Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:28:09 AM »
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Jul 03, 2012
Andy Griffith dies at age 86
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Beloved actor Andy Griffith died this morning.

Former UNC President Bill Friday says the Mayberry R.F.D. and Matlock actor died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.

Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home this morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. Doughtie told WAVY.com.

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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 10:33:11 AM »
He was a good man, RIP Andy, you were a positive influence ...
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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 10:46:38 AM »
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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 11:01:16 AM »
He stayed right by Don Knotts on his deathbed, and was with George what's-his name (Goober) too.  A true caring gentleman in the tradition of the Greatest Generation.

 RIP Andy, and thank you for the legacy you have left us. 

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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 12:11:58 PM »
Andy Griffith helped deliver NC to Obama and advocated for Obamacare. Good actor, but in the end, nothing more than a Hollywood liberal out of place.

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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 12:16:48 PM »

Of course, he will be most remembered for TAGS, The Andy Griffith Show.  The first 4-seasons were lovingly crafted and beautifully written morality plays (I was sorry when Don Knotts left the show and it never was quite the same after that). 

TAGS inspired my love of bluegrass with the frequent appearances of The Dillards and because of the many folk tunes Andy or a guest would sing.  The shows were laced with the home-spun stories that were part of Griffith's act when he was breaking into show business--and they were truly delightful.  My favorites were Romeo and Juliet and the Shot Heard Round the World.

Here's one of my favorite moments with Joanna Moore guest staring:

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(Whistling sprightly tune)  Rest In Peace, Andy Griffith.  You brought joy to millions.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 12:18:59 PM »
Andy Griffith helped deliver NC to Obama and advocated for Obamacare. Good actor, but in the end, nothing more than a Hollywood liberal out of place.

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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 03:20:23 PM »
RIP Andy :amen:

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Re: Andy Griffith dies at age 86
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 03:56:51 PM »

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