Actor Andy Griffith dies at age 86 | News | Al Jazeera

Actor Andy Griffith dies at age 86

The star of the classic US TV show that bears his name dies at home.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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