The man who had made home spun and family tv is now gone. Andy Griffith has passed away today at the age of 86. Its pretty sad since Griffith played one of the best TV dads and always seemed to play the perfect straight man. Now gone , he joins Don Knotts (Barney) and George Lindsey (Goober) as the stars of the show that has passed in recent years.
On the news Griffith's home town (and what they believed he based Mayberry on) are laying flowers at the statue of him and Opie . One of the former actresses was on and said he will be missed.