RIP: Andy Griffith, Dead at 86

via BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died.

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, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.

Hat tip: Heidi Harris, Ben Shapiro, and Brian Whitman on 870 KRLA