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American icon Andy Griffith dies at 86

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Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 10:04 am

News agencies are reporting that the man who played America's most beloved sheriff, Andy Griffith, has died. He was 86 years old.

Griffith died Tuesday morning at his home in North Carolina, according to multiple reports.

Andy Griffith was a TV icon who starred as the wise town sheriff in the 1960s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show." He later starred as a cantankerous defense attorney in the long-running series "Matlock."

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