Star of the “The Andy Griffith Show” Dead at 86
Family, friends & fans are going to miss their favorite sheriff . It was confirmed at 7am, in a statement early this morning by the Dare County Sheriff’s Department, that Andrew Samuel Griffith has passed away in his Roanoke Island home because of an illness.
People who personally knew him say that Griffith “was a person of incredibly strong Christian faith and was prepared for the day he would be called Home to his Lord,” stated Cindi Griffith, the actor’s beloved wife.
“He has been laid to rest on his Roanoke Island home,” said another Griffith family member.
This comes to a shock to many fans who did not know of Griffith’s present health status.
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show is one of three series (“I Love Lucy” & “Seinfeld” are the other two) that ended its run at the top of the ratings – in history! It’s been said that Andy Griffith ended the show because he felt he “was slipping”.
The Andy Griffith Show ran from 1960-1968.