Director Ron Howard | <a href="la-et-st-0704-ron-howard-20120704">Read his L.A. Times exclusive reaction here</a>
20 Images

Celebrity reactions to Andy Griffith’s death

Director Ron Howard | <a href="la-et-st-0704-ron-howard-20120704">Read his L.A. Times exclusive reaction here</a>
@RealRonHoward “Andy Griffith His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I’m forever grateful RIP Andy” Read his exclusive full reaction here. (Dario Cantatore / Getty Images)
Actress Tia Mowry
@TiaMowry: “RIP Andy Griffith :( I grew up to u and u kept me entertained...” (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Singer Scotty McCreery
@ScottyMcCreery: “RIP Andy Griffith.. We lost a legend today that provided me and my family some great quality time around the tv filled with some good laughs” (Michael Becker / Fox)
Musician Nathan Followill
@doctorfollowill: “RIP Andy Griffith. One of my favorite tv actors of all time. I can hear him whistling the theme song all the way to the pearly gates.”
@doctorfollowill “Do yourself a favor and watch " A Face in the Crowd”. One of the best performances ever. #lonesomerhodes”  (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Musican Slash
@Slash: “RIP Andy Griffith. The next step after Mr Rogers. U were loved by all. iiii]; )’” (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Octavia Spencer
@octaviaspencer: “RiP Andy Griffith!!! Sadness abounds!!!” (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Alyssa Milano
@Alyssa_Milano: “Rest in peace, Andy Griffith.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Henry Winkler
@hwinkler4real: “RIP the forever in our memory Andy Griffith” (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi
@kristiyamaguchi: “Sad to hear of Andy Griffith’s passing. TV icon-I’m sure my mom saw every episode of Matlock....twice! #RIPAndy”  (John Russo )
Holly Robinson Peete
@hollyrpeete: “Farewell to a TV ICON :("  (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Actor LeVar Burton
@levarburton: “My favorite Andy Griffith performance... A Face in the Crowd #mindblown Rest in Peace”  (PRNewsFoto / Reading Rainbow)
Singer Phillip Phillips
@Phillips:C"ant believe Andy Griffith passed away today. Loved his show. Prayers go out to the family. Use to watch it all the time with my papa” (Christina House / For the Times)
Actress Jackee Harry
@JackeeHarry: “RIP Andy Griffith .. A True #NationalTreasure.” (Andrew Eccles / Warner Bros. file photo)
Musician Rob Thomas
@ThisIsRobThomas: “just found out the ANDY GRIFFITH passed away. an american treasure. if you can, give a little whistle for him today.” (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Actor Ralph Macchio
@ralphmacchio: “Take a moment and whistle “The Andy Griffith Show” theme today - finger snap optional - RIP Andy Griffith” (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)
Film critic Roger Ebert
@ebertchicago: “What It Was, Was Football.” The 1953 standup routine that made Andy Griffith a star. http://bit.ly/MQUcmO (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Director Morgan Spurlock
@MorganSpurlock: “RIP Andy Griffith, 1 of our most underrated actors, watch him as Lonesome Rhodes in A Face in the Crowd, my fave movie” (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
TV personality Larry King
@kingsthings: Sad to hear news of Andy Griffith’s death. He was a terrific actor, a great comedian, an endearing person. He lived a long & fruitful life.
@kingsthings Andy made one of the greatest films ever: “A Face in the Crowd” & also one of the best comedy albums: “What it Was, Was Football” (Paul Morigi / Getty Images)
Singer Scotty McCreery
@ScottyMcCreery: “RIP Andy Griffith.. We lost a legend today that provided me and my family some great quality time around the tv filled with some good laughs”  (John Shearer / Associated Press Photos)
More entertainment photos from latimes.com
 ()
1/20