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Andy Griffith Cause of Death Revealed

Heart attack killed 86-year-old star

(Newser) - The death of Andy Griffith earlier this week was caused by a heart attack, according to a death certificate obtained by the AP . The 86-year-old actor suffered the attack 24 hours before his death, and he also suffered from illnesses including coronary artery disease and hypertension, the certificate states. Griffith,... More »

Andy Griffith Already Buried

Actor had wanted immediate service

(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... More »

Andy Griffith Was 'Our Friend and Neighbor'

Dennis Rogers remembers late actor's struggles, triumphs

(Newser) - In later years, Andy Griffith revealed how difficult it was to constantly be held up to his most iconic character, Sheriff Andy Taylor of the Andy Griffith Show. "I am not any favorite dad; I am not any kind of all-American person," he said. "I have failed... More »

Andy Griffith Dead at 86

His role as Mayberry's sheriff cemented his place in US culture

(Newser) - Television icon Andy Griffith has died at age 86. A local sheriff in North Carolina confirmed the news today via a family statement: "Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," reports AP . It's... More »

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