Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze statue of Andy and Opie from the "Andy Griffith Show," Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, after the statue was unveiled during a ceremony in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
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 attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to IMDb.com, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.Click here to continue reading.