Skip to comments.Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Semper911
Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News.
Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie confirms to WITN News that an ambulance went to Andy Griffith's home at 7 a.m. this morning.
The sheriff says he is checking to get more information on the condition of the person who the ambulance was called for.
The 86-year-old Griffith lives on Roanoke Island, not far from the Lost Colony, a play he performed in right after high school.
Griffith was born in Mount Airy, and is most known for his role as "Andy Taylor" from 1960 to 1968.
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What his political leanings were in life didn’t shape what I loved about the show as a child.The realities of grown up life did not erase those memories of a more innocent time.My condolences go out to his family and friends.RIP.
I never really found the AG show all that funny either.
It didn’t matter to me much that he was a both a big lib and a miserable creep in real life. That’s often the case, and “The Andy Griffith Show” was an absolute gem of a series, which has more than stood the test of time.
However, when Griffith actually went out and started promoting Obamacare in those commercials, that was a bridge too far. He made himself an enemy of American liberty and freedom right then and there. I haven’t been able to stand seeing his face on television ever since, without abject disgust.
My favorite Andy Griffith movie. The scene with the “saluting” toilets in the latrine still cracks me up!
RIP and prayers to his family.
Agreed...more cringing than laughing.
just cause he is dead doesn’t mean he won’t vote.
I had heard noises about that too (how he treated fans), but I am not sure if that it true or not. I don’t run into celebrities in my “normal” life :)
Im sure its just a coincidence that Obamacare has passed and an old man died.
Pretty sure anyway.
The role that fits his real persona was the lead in ‘A Face in the Crowd’.
I loved that show. RIP Andy!!
you beat me to it! if the dead can be elected, why cant they vote?
RIP Lonesome Rhodes.
RIP Andy Griffth.
Let’s not drag politics in this.
Yeah, he was downright evil as John Wallace in Murder in Coweta County.
Andy was a Democrat. Some Democrats are wicked, some are naive, and some are stupid. I know Andy was not stupid, nor do I believe he was wicked. That leaves naive and easily led.
In the end, we must not sit in judgement of another soul and the contributions, virtues and failings of its entire life. God will do that.
What we do know is, the best of Andy Griffith was his extraordinary talent. Few portrayals of insanity can match his as the malignant narcissist turned monstrous demagogue, “Larry ‘Lonesome Rhodes’”, in a “Face in the Crowd”. It was a good movie, and his character was seductive and truly horrifying.
Andy then turned it around 180 degrees in “No Time for Sergeants”, and “The Andy Griffith Show”. No matter how unlike the character of “Andy Taylor” he was, he passed down to generations of children (and adults) worldwide, the calm and loving wisdom of the traditional, conservative American father. After 50 years, the show is still popular, and for some children, Andy will remain the only exemplary male model they’ll ever “know”.
God bless you, Andy Griffith, and may you rest in peace.
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