Andy Griffith, who played one of the most beloved TV characters in television history, died Tuesday at age 86.

Griffith portrayed a wise, small-town sheriff in the 1960s TV classic “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Griffith’s death was reported by longtime family friend Bill Friday, the former president of the University of North Carolina. Griffith died this morning at his Roanoke Island home in Dare County, Mr. Friday confirmed to WITN News.

Mr. Griffith’s role as the kindhearted sheriff of fictional Mayberry, NC earned him the title of “America’s Favorite Sheriff.”

Griffith also produced and starred in the television series “Matlock.”

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    R.I.P. Brotha Andy. Man we go waaaay back.

  • prynsexxx

    Almighty bless.

  • Usual Suspect

    Mayberry and Matlock great memories :smile:

  • KDub

    RIP Andy…and God Bless Bill Friday as well who is pushing 90 too.

    Two of this state’s great men.

    :wail:

  • jealousCNenvy

    DONT FORGET “MATLOCK” thats still my ish!! R.I.P. Andy!! (whisles the andy griffith theme song)

  • brownskin A.K.A Creamy

    he lived a good long life to make it to 86, in these days that is un-heard of. I mean what’s the average now … what 15-23 if that, RIP love

  • West Coast Chick

    RIP!
    I wonder how did he die?

  • BoogieNites

    RIP Andy :( *does the AG :whistle:

  • KyCakes

    :whistle:

  • KDub

    the former president of the University of North Carolina
    ————————————–
    I think this is incorrect. I know I was advised to do so yesterday (check my facts) but I don’t think Bill Friday was ever the president of UNC. He was president over the University SYSTEM..which is…IDK 15 colleges total off the top of my head…

  • lady_cn

    :crying:

    Brings back memories of my childhood watching Matlock and the Andy Griffith show.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    granny clampit ova here done lost it! :crying:

  • BoogieNites

    KDub says:

    the former president of the University of North Carolina
    ————————————–
    I think this is incorrect. I know I was advised to do so yesterday (check my facts) but I don’t think Bill Friday was ever the president of UNC. He was president over the University SYSTEM..which is…IDK 15 colleges total off the top of my head…

    ^^^^^
    ur right, Kdub :yes: gold star for you ! ! i went to duke :grill:

  • Anna

    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    he lived a good long life to make it to 86, in these days that is un-heard of. I mean what’s the average now … what 15-23 if that, RIP love

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Only if you’re black or Latina.
    89 is a blessing.

  • yallcrazy

    RIP

  • KDub

    ur right, Kdub gold star for you ! ! i went to duke
    —————————————–
    I went to ole ranky dank Barton College lol…

    But I am a lifelong “CAROOOOOOOOOOLINA GIRL….the best in the world…” :yahoo:

    *does the Shag…our state dance*

    :2dance:

  • KyCakes

    :rofl: @KDub

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :hugs: and REST IN PEACE

    My uncle is 91 they are pulling the plug on him today – gotta go there afterwork today

  • BoogieNites

    did she say “dank” ? :hahaha:

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    :blink:
    He was only 86???

  • Bibi

    Only if you’re black or Latina.

    :tea:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    RIP Mr. Griffith :(

  • KyCakes

    :wail: Condolences, Choco :hug:

  • BoogieNites

    Choco aka Hippie says:

    and REST IN PEACE

    My uncle is 91 they are pulling the plug on him today – gotta go there afterwork today

    ^^^^^^^^
    God bless him. :pray: for your fam, and his peaceful journey home.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Ky
    Thanks girl its the oddest feeling knowing he will be dying even tho you knew sorta I can’t explain a bishes mind is TIRED!

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    My uncle is 91 they are pulling the plug on him today – gotta go there afterwork today

    :hug:

    Awww! i was telling Fefe that i wanna make 100. ONLY if my mind is intact & i can still do for self. otherwise just put me down :deadhorse:

  • KDub

    My uncle is 91 they are pulling the plug on him today – gotta go there afterwork today
    ———————————–
    Oh man. I’m sorry hun.

  • MsDivaRo

    <——whistling the Andy Griffith theme song. RIP Andy Griffith

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Fay
    His mind is sharp but me and my cuzo tried to get him to the car this past Saturday and we coulnd’t make it he could barely walk himself its odd to see someone you love become so senior…

  • KyCakes

    Choco aka Hippie says:

    @Ky
    Thanks girl its the oddest feeling knowing he will be dying even tho you knew sorta I can’t explain a bishes mind is TIRED!
    ——————————————————————
    :yes: is he able to communicate?

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Thx KDUB-I’ve been fearing it all day

  • BoogieNites

    my grammy is 92. all i know is she betta still be here in 20 yrs.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Ky
    My uncle is sharp as tack mentally told my cuzo he was gonna bust all her windows out her car if she made him go to the hospital – smdh girl but she had to make him go – he was in Diabetic shock

  • http://twritingexperts.wordpress.com StillB3lieve

    I remember watching both shows at home with my dad as a little girl

    Good memories

  • KyCakes

    @Choco I’m sorry, Luv. Soldier on as he would expect you to. Give him all the hugs you can spare and hold his hand as the time nears…He is off to a much better place and I can’t think of a better angel to have looking over you. :love:

  • yallcrazy

    Awww Choco :hug:

    Be strong! Give him kisses!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Ky
    :hugs: and thanks Ma I know he is off to a better place My DAD is there waiting on him

  • MsDivaRo

    StillB3lieve says:

    I remember watching both shows at home with my dad as a little girl

    Good memories

    ____________
    :cosign:

  • ItsIce

    I remember when I had a cockatiel I tried so hard to get it to whistle the Andy Griffith theme song… my mouth was so dry trying to whistle that tune. :lol:

    Bring on the andy griffith marathons! :popcorn:

  • KyCakes

    Choco aka Hippie says:

    @Ky
    and thanks Ma I know he is off to a better place My DAD is there waiting on him
    —————————————————————-
    Aww see…they’re gonna be up there kickin it and laughing over your antics… :lol:

  • GAGIRL87

    RIP NEVER watched the Andy Griffith show :no:

  • MsDivaRo

    Bring on the andy griffith marathons!
    ———-
    :yes:

  • MZ_CARAM3L74

    RIP Andy…loved me some Matlock!

  • candibfly

    Andy noooo :crying: R.I.P

    I watched the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock (he always won the case yo)

  • yallcrazy

    If he wouldn’t have selected lil Opie, we wouldn’t have alot of the great movies directed by Ron Howard (lil Opie). :coffee:

  • yallcrazy

    Twin :2dance: to the whistling theme song yo!

  • candibfly

    twin :2dance: <— ying yang twins greatest hits

  • MsDivaRo

    yallcrazy says:

    If he wouldn’t have selected lil Opie, we wouldn’t have alot of the great movies directed by Ron Howard (lil Opie).
    ———–
    :cosign:

  • Bibi

    @Choco

    Sorry to hear that :hugs:

    @Gagirl

    Plenty room over here under this rock…. :tea:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    MsDiva is that yew? if so u ill purrty :yes:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    candi! :waves: <—brand spaking new halo that floated down skr8 from hea-bin for u

  • candibfly

    thanks fayla :yahoo: cause the one i borrowed from jmo when mine was in the shop wasn’t working :no:

  • KDub

    CANDI….

    :2dance:

  • FuturedocDonte

    :coffee: these ninjas on my job is tryna get :cuss: out

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Ran off to a meeting really quick we still in here

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    candi :no:
    *chuch whispa* i heard jmo be doin the most whilest wearing her halo. u may wanna reconsider borrowing from her in the future :hug:
    dont tell her i said it tho :gossip: & IF she finds out imma know u told her :yes:

    O .

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    **post for me and jmo** IDK WHAT SHOWS HIM WAS ON BUT RIP

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    OH SHAIT NOW IS THAT MSDIVA :2dance: IM ESSTARTING TO THINK SANDRA BE ASKING FOR PICS BEFORE ACCEPTING YALL IN SR LAND.. BUT WHY SHE DIDNT ASK ME FOR ONE :think:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    Choco aka Hippie says:

    @Fay
    His mind is sharp but me and my cuzo tried to get him to the car this past Saturday and we coulnd’t make it he could barely walk himself its odd to see someone you love become so senior…

    :(

    i know. it’s a horrible process. one of the parts of life i detest..

  • candibfly

    kdub :2dance: <— matching carolina blue onesies autographed by allen johnson

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    **post for me and jmo** IDK WHAT SHOWS HIM WAS ON BUT RIP

    :rofl:

  • FuturedocDonte

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    **post for me and jmo** IDK WHAT SHOWS HIM WAS ON BUT RIP

    ———————————————————————

    lets try the Andy Griffith Show ;)

  • FuturedocDonte

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    **post for me and jmo** IDK WHAT SHOWS HIM WAS ON BUT RIP

    ———————————————————————

    lets try the Andy Griffith Show ;)

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    :offtopic:

    is it ok that i drink my water 16 oz at a time in one fell swoop?

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Bibi
    :hugs: and thanks

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Fayla
    Idk but I think you should take it slow I dont’ think any real harm can come to you other than feeling bloated

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    is it ok that i drink my water 16 oz at a time in one fell swoop?

    **HEEHEE** MMMHHMM MEANS U HAVE A DEEP THROAK.. :lol: OR MEANS IM JUST FAWKN NAWSTI AS FAWK.. MAYBE BOTH :grin:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    FAYL HEY HEY NOW I GOTS TO REPRESENT FOR US 80S BABYS :danban: **TAKES OUT HER RUGRATS PJS AND POWER RANGERS NIGHTLIGHT**

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    i know. it’s a horrible process. one of the parts of life i detest..
    __________________
    Yeah I will admit if I had to see my father go thru that I would’ve been more emotionally scarred

  • Natasha38

    MsDiva that’s a real nice picture of you….

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Aww see…they’re gonna be up there kickin it and laughing over your antics…
    _________________
    Damn if you didn’t hit the nail on the head I feel my father laughing at me from time to time cuz the dumb stuff I say :lol:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    WATCHING UR LOVE ONES GET OLDER AND NOT BE INDEPENDANT IS FAWKN HARD.. MY GRANPA IS NOT HIMSELF NO MORE.. NOT THE GRANDDADDY I MEMMBER AND HIS MEMMORY IS BAD.. :cry: THIS FAWKN ALTIMERZ <WHAT MY GRANNY CALLS IT! AINT NO FUKN BS.. I HATE IT!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Happy 4th Everyone be blessed and stay safe :hugs:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    is it ok that i drink my water 16 oz at a time in one fell swoop?

    **HEEHEE** MMMHHMM MEANS U HAVE A DEEP THROAK.. OR MEANS IM JUST FAWKN NAWSTI AS FAWK.. MAYBE BOTH

    :lol: it’s both :coffee:

    Choco it seems to be the only way imma get my 8 glasses in. i really dont enjoy drinking water, so it’s like bottoms up! i do be feeling bloated tho. like now :(

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    CHOCO U TOO COUGAR RAAAWWWR!! :hug: BRANG ME A PLATE BACK!! **HANDS U HER EMPTY WHIP CONTAINER** MAKE IT HAPPEN CAPTAIN! :danban:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    FAYL I DONT LIKE DRINKING AGUA NEITHER.. BUT I ADD FROZEN FRUIT TO IT NOW TASTE A LITTLE BETTER :yes: **I GOT THE TIP FROM SR **

  • KDub

    @Fay that is dangerous. Its called water intoxication. It can cause swelling and whatnot. Dont do it no more.

    Sandra! We need a medical minute.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    DID ERRBODY LEAVE?.. :cry: PUTAS!!

  • prynsexxx

    So @Sandra just gone leave us in here while she’s out “bah-b-cooin” (<— Sweet Brown). She could at least bring us back "a cold pop" (<—- Sweet Brown AGANE)

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    @Fay
    Don’t do it anymore you could end up with a headache – :hugs: Ladies Im going to see my unc at the hospital

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    CHOCO GIVE HIM ESSTRA HUGS FROM US :hug: :hug: HOPE HE FEELS BETTER

  • prynsexxx

    Where are the :newbies:? It’s yall time to shine!

  • yallcrazy

    I kinda agree with Kdub @Fay.

    <–never drinks water BUT when I force myself to drink alot, not at once, but all throughout the day, I get sick! Like a flu virus :yes: So I always thought it was like a water overdose and our bodies are made up of alot of water.

    So, just take it easy, and do the fruit like Laker said :shrug:

    YouOn wanna die from no water yo! :wail:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    :newpost: IS UP FOR THE TWO BISHES STILL LEFT..

  • KDub

    YouOn wanna die from no water yo!
    ———————————–
    I didn’t want to USE the “D” word MA’AM. But yes it can…greatly harm you

  • vetta

    Rest in peace, Andy Griffith. To think, I had already made plans to catch the 24-hour Matlock marathon tomorrow for the Fourth and you passed away the day before. :-(