Beloved actor Andy Griffith died Tuesday morning.

Former UNC President Bill Friday says the Mayberry R.F.D. and Matlock actor died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.

Emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home this morning, Dare County Sheriff J.D. Doughtie told

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