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Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson and Andy Griffith

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 2: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actors Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson and Andy Griffith attends the cocktail party for the 'CBS at 75' television gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Andy Griffith dies at 86

Actor Andy Griffith, best known for his role on The Andy Griffith Show, has passed away in North Carolina at the age of 86, a local news station reports.