Andy Griffith Dies At 86
Posted on Tue Jul 3, 2012 09:30 AM PDT

andy200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Actor Andy Griffith's close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday, has told WITN News today that the actor has passed away. He was 86.

The beloved actor who starred in such classics like The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

Acting was among Griffith's many achievements as he also was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer and starred in another series Mayberry R.F.D. He was even awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005.