News just broke that legendary actor Andy Griffith has passed away at the age of 86, according to TMZ.
A close family friend to Griffith’s, former UNC president Bill Friday, confirmed the actor died at his home in Manteo, North Carolina this morning.
Griffith, most famous for his role playing a widowed sheriff in the long running CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960-68. He also starred in the legal drama Matlock from 1986-1995.
Check back for more details about the sad news of his death as they come out.
To remember his acting legacy, take a look back at some memorable clips from the Andy Griffith Show and whistle along to the theme song one last time.
Andy Griffith Show theme song:
Opie & the Spoiled Kid:
Best scenes from The Andy Griffith Show: