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America Loses a TV Icon - Andy Griffith Dead at 86

TMZ and several other publications are reporting that television icon Andy Griffith, 86, died this morning in North Carolina.

Andy Griffith, star of the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock," reportedly died Tuesday morning in North Carolina. He was 86.

Share your favorite memories of the star in the comments below.

Fox New reported that, according to TMZ, Griffith died Tuesday at about 7 a.m. He will forever be remembered for his role as the small-town sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show." He also played the Atlanta attorney in the "Matlock" series.

"The Andy Griffith Show" was kept alive through re-runs giving, everybody an opportunity to believe there really was once a Mayberry, even if only on TV.

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