RIP: Andy Griffith, Dead at 86
The star gained prominence with Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd before starring in The Andy Griffith Show from 1960-68.
July 3, 2012 - 7:45 am
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.
Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning.
Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to IMDb.com, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950′s.