The man who kept the peace in the quirky town of Mayberry has passed away.
Andy Griffith who starred in the self-titled show about a man who was sheriff by day, keeping order in the town, and a single dad by night, rearing his son Opie in the right direction has died.
Griffith & Ron Howard
The show was a hit for eight seasons on CBS.
Ron Howard, Griffith’s TV son, tweeted:
Griffith would later play, attorney at law, Ben Matlock in the 1980s.
Griffith was 86.
Also several actors, who worked with him, remember the man they called friend.
Andy Griffith & Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden, who played the manicurist in a episode of ‘The Andy Griffith Show,‘ remembers Andy.
Paul Campbell, co-star in Griffith’s last film, reflects on Andy.
Josh’s Note: Thanks for the laughs. Thanks for the lessons.
Rest in Peace, America’s Sheriff—Sheriff Andy Taylor.
P.S. Stumbled across this really nice tribute, ‘What Andy Griffith Means To Me,’ from a fan and thought I would share it.