WILD BILL COMMENTS: Andy Griffith was an America icon and will be missed! Seeing Andy Griffith and Don Knotts act together on the "Andy Griffith Show" brought lots of laughs to our family. Good Bye Andy we will miss you! What do you remember most about Andy Griffith? What was your favorite episode of the Andy Griffith Show.
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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 was born in Mount Airy, and is most known for his television role as "Andy Taylor" from 1960 to 1968.