Southern icon Andy Griffith (1926-2012) has died
The avuncular TV icon Andy Griffith has died, according to WITN News, through a good friend. Mayberry’s favorite son was 86. For eight years, Griffith played the warm and gentle sheriff of Mayberry, raising his son Opie ( Ron Howard ) and dealing with his goofy deputy Barney Fife ( Don Knotts ). “My heart is broken,” said Rhubarb Jones , a mass communications instructor at Kennesaw State University who for years was a morning jock on 106.7 when it was a country station. ” ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ was the first one I remember that was transgenerational. My grandmother, my mother… >>
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