DARE COUNTY, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Television legend Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86, CBS News confirms.

WITN-TV reports the actor died at his Dare County home at 7 a.m. ET Tuesday after emergency medical crews were called to the residence.

Griffith starred in the groundbreaking “The Andy Griffith Show” which aired from 1960 until 1968 on CBS. The show also featured Don Knotts and a young Ron Howard and took place in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C.


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