Actor Andy Griffith dies at age 86
The star of the classic US TV show that bears his name dies at home.
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 04:52

American Actor Andy Griffith of Matlock fame has died at the age of 86.

A deeply religious man from rural North Carolina, he once considered becoming a priest before choosing a career in entertainment.

And it was a career that endeared him to a public that will remember him best as Andy Taylor  - "America's Favourite Sheriff" and attorney Ben Matlock.

Al Jazeera's Barbara Benitez takes a look at his life and contributions.


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