Legendary actor Andy Griffith dead at 86

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Legendary television actor Andy Griffith, who made a name for himself with his self-titled comedy “The Andy Griffith Show” and later on the long-running series “Matlock,” has died at the age of 86, according to multiple reports.

Griffith was rushed to a North Carolina hospital by an EMS team after they were called to his Roanoke home Tuesday morning. The actor’s close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday, confirmed the news to several sources, including TMZ and a local NBC affiliate.

The details surrounding the cause of his death were not immediately available.

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