Andy Griffith Already Buried

Actor had wanted immediate service

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2012 4:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – A few hours after Andy Griffith died this morning, his family released a statement saying he had been "laid to rest" near his home in North Carolina. What may have sounded like a mistake turns out to be true: The actor is indeed already buried, reports TMZ. A funeral director says Griffith was buried immediately on his Roanoke Island farm, as per his wishes. That suggests he went without embalming, though there's no confirmation. Click here for more details, or here for one of the many tributes to Griffith now moving.

This 1987 file photo shows Andy Griffith in Toluca Lake, Calif.   (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, file)
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