R.I.P. Andy Griffith: Why We Loved Him

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Sadly, another great American actor has passed away. Andy Griffith died July 3, 2012 at his home in North Carolina at the age of 86. He is best known for his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor in 'The Andy Griffith Show' and for his role in 'Matllock.' Stroll through this gallery tribute to one of Americas's most beloved actors and remember why we loved him.