Andy Griffith dead at age 86

By: STAFF Email
By: STAFF Email
Family, friends and fan remembering Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith, star of "The Andy Griffith Show" dies at age 86

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MANTEO, N.C. -- He was the star who took us to Mayberry. Now family, friends and fans are mourning the loss of Andy Griffith.

News 12 has learned the television star died around 7 this morning. There are reports of EMS being called to his home in Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Right now, it's unclear what the call was about.

"The Andy Griffith Show" first aired on CBS back in 1960. It ran for eight seasons before being canceled.

Andy Griffith was 86-years old. Stay with News 12 and for the latest on his death.

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