Andy Griffith has died. The legendary TV and film actor passed away this morning at his home in Manteo. He was 86. The Dare County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death; no cause was released.
For many, Griffith was North Carolina. He was born in Mount Airy, spent his college days at UNC-Chapel Hill, acted at the Lost Colony in Manteo, and even taught theater in Goldsboro. He introduced the world to the iconic character of a small-town North Carolina sheriff.