This Jan. 31, 1983 file photo shows actor Andy Griffith posing in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming CBS-TV film, "Murder in Coweta County". Griffith died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Manteo, N.C. He was 86. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, file)
(AURN) -- America's favorite sherriff and star of the hit 60s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show," Andy Griffith died yesterday at age 86.