America lost an icon today with the passing of Andy Griffith. The North Carolina native died this morning at 86. Known best for his iconic roll as Sherrif Andy Taylor in “The Andi Griffith Show,” he also appeared in dozens of films, was the star of “Matlock,” and won a Grammy for his Gospel album.
“And over the years, when Griffith insisted that Mayberry, the perfect little town he invented, was absolutely not based on his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., fans nodded, winked, said ‘Sure, Andy, whatever you say,’ and went right on believing what they wanted to believe.”
The tributes are pouring in from around the world:
Rest in peace, Sheriff.
We want to know: what’s your favorite Andy Griffith memory?