Andy Griffith dies of heart attack!
ROANOKE ISLAND, North Carolina - July 3, 2012 - Andy Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made The Andy Griffith Show an enduring TV favorite, dies Tuesday morning of a heart attack. He was 86.
Griffith died around 7:00 a.m. in his Roanoke Island, North Carolina home.
Griffith is most famous for his portrayal of Mayberry town sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and as the titular defense lawyer on the legal drama Matlock.