Andy Griffith, an icon of TV died Tuesday morning (July 3, 2012) at the age of 86.
Griffith, who became famous for “The Andy Griffith Show,” passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina.
Below is president Obama’s statement:
“Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Griffith this morning. A performer of extraordinary talent, Andy was beloved by generations of fans and revered by entertainers who followed in his footsteps. He brought us characters from Sheriff Andy Taylor to Ben Matlock, and in the process, warmed the hearts of Americans everywhere. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy’s family.”