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Gazette Premium Content Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies at 86

Staff reports Updated: July 3, 2012 at 12:00 am
Staff reports Updated: July 3, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: July 3, 2012

Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86, according to NBC affiliate WITN-TV. The news was reported to the North Carolina...

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Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86, according to NBC affiliate WITN-TV.

The news was reported to the North Carolina television station by Bill Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina and a Griffith friend.

More details to come at gazette.com.

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