Andy Griffith through the years
Andy Griffith, a beloved TV icon, has died.
DON KNOTTS, West Virginia
Don Knotts, left, was an actor, best known for his role as Barney Fife, on "The Andy Griffith Show."
Father-daugther law team Ben and Charlene Matlock (Andy Griffith and Linda Purl) and private investigator Tyler Hudson (Kene Holliday) in "Matlock."
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 CBS-TV film, “Murder in Coweta County." (Jan. 31, 1983)
This Jan. 1983 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith posing in Los Angeles to promote the CBS-TV film, "Murder in Coweta County."
This March 6, 1987 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith in Toluca Lake, Calif.
This undated file photo provided by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows actor Andy Griffith on the set of "Waitress."
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).