Andy Griffith dies at 86

Gosh, what can you say about Andy Griffith, who died today at the age of 86?

Always such a presence in our lives and pop culture, his portrayal of the kind and gentle Sheriff Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for many years of joy and happiness, Andy.

Here’s what Ron Howard (@realronhoward) tweeted earlier today:

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In honor of Andy Griffith’s life, here’s one of my favorite episodes from season one, “The Guitar Player.”


  1. I loved Aunt Bea’s turpentine pickle episode and any episode with The Darlings. “Not that one, Pa…it makes me cry!” and “The boys are talkative today.”

    • [email protected] the Darlings. SO many great characters came out of that show. Truly amazing the impact it’s had on our culture. 
      I actually have “Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook” – filled with fun trivia and recipes.