July 3, 2012 11:13 AM

TV icon Andy Griffith dies at 86

He was a vocalist, an actor, a stand-up comic, a producer and once even a schoolteacher, but we knew him best for creating the mythic Mayberry, a Camelot in bib overalls where homespun wisdom reigned. He was Andrew Samuel Griffith, but we knew him best as “Andy.” He died Tuesday at age 86.

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