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Andy Griffith and Ron Howard in a scene (Credit: TV Land)

Andy Griffith and Ron Howard in a scene from "The Andy Griffith Show" which airs in re-runs on TV Land.

Andy Griffith through the years

Andy Griffith, a beloved TV icon, has died.

Andy Griffith, center, and Patricia Neal in Elia
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Andy Griffith, center, and Patricia Neal in Elia Kazan's "A Face In The Crowd."

This Jan. 24, 1963 file photo shows actors
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This Jan. 24, 1963 file photo shows actors Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, right, and Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, in a scene from the "The Andy Griffith Show."

DON KNOTTS, West Virginia Don Knotts, left, was
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DON KNOTTS, West Virginia
Don Knotts, left, was an actor, best known for his role as Barney Fife, on "The Andy Griffith Show."

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Howard McNear as Floyd Lawson, left, and Andy
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Howard McNear as Floyd Lawson, left, and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show."

From the hit CBS series
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From the hit CBS series "The Andy Griffith Show" are Ron Howard, left, Don Knotts, Andy Griffith.

Father-daugther law team Ben and Charlene Matlock (Andy
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Father-daugther law team Ben and Charlene Matlock (Andy Griffith and Linda Purl) and private investigator Tyler Hudson (Kene Holliday) in "Matlock."

Andy Griffith and Ron Howard in a scene
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Andy Griffith and Ron Howard in a scene from "The Andy Griffith Show" which airs in re-runs on TV Land.

Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Howard
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Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor and Howard McNear as barber Floyd Lawson in a scene from the television series "The Andy Griffith Show," circa 1965.

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Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, left, Ron
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Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, left, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show."

American actor Andy Griffith in his uniform as
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American actor Andy Griffith in his uniform as Sheriff Andy Taylor on, "The Andy Griffith Show," in the late 1960s.

This Feb. 23, 1979 file photo shows actor
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This Feb. 23, 1979 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith on the set of TV's "Salvage-1" near Los Angeles.

Actor Andy Griffith in Los Angeles, promoting the
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Actor Andy Griffith in Los Angeles, promoting the CBS-TV film, “Murder in Coweta County." (Jan. 31, 1983)

This Jan. 1983 file photo shows actor Andy
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This Jan. 1983 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith posing in Los Angeles to promote the CBS-TV film, "Murder in Coweta County."

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This March 6, 1987 file photo shows actor
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This March 6, 1987 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith in Toluca Lake, Calif.

Actor Andy Griffith is all smiles following his
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Actor Andy Griffith is all smiles following his being named top male perfomer in a new TV program "Matlock" at the 13th Annual People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. (March 13, 1987)

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts star in
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Andy Griffith and Don Knotts star in "The Andy Griffith Reunion Special."

Ron Howard, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts star
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Ron Howard, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts star in "The Andy Griffith Reunion Special."

Ron Howard, left, and Andy Griffith star in
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Ron Howard, left, and Andy Griffith star in "The Andy Griffith Reunion Special."

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From left,Jim Nabors, Don Knotts, Andy Griffith and
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From left,Jim Nabors, Don Knotts, Andy Griffith and Ron Howard appear in "The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry," in this undated photo.

Actors Jim Nabors, left, and Andy Griffith arrive
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Actors Jim Nabors, left, and Andy Griffith arrive at CBS's 75th anniversary celebration in New York. (Nov. 2, 2003)

This undated file photo provided by Fox Searchlight
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This undated file photo provided by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows actor Andy Griffith on the set of "Waitress."

Keri Russell, left, and Andy Griffith in a
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Keri Russell, left, and Andy Griffith in a scene from "Waitress."

Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze
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Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze statue of Andy and Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show," in Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2003)

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Actor Andy Griffith, right, waves to the crowd
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Actor Andy Griffith, right, waves to the crowd as his wife Cindi, gives him a hug during a ceremony dedicating part of U.S. Hwy. 52 the Andy Griffith Parkway in Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, N.C. (Oct. 16, 2002).

Andy Griffith poses backstage at the 2nd Annual
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Andy Griffith poses backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood. (March 7, 2004)

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