Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze likeness of his character from "The Andy Griffith Show" in Raleigh, N.C., after the statue was unveiled. "The Andy Griffith Show" ran for eight seasons and was one of the most popular TV shows of the 1960s.
PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2012
OBIT: Andy Griffith, folksy TV sheriff and comedian, dies at 86
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