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Andy Griffith

Rushed to Hospital

7/3/2012 6:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0703_andy_griffith_recentTV legend Andy Griffith was rushed to the hospital in North Carolina early this morning ... TMZ has learned.

The 86-year-old was transported by an emergency medical crew that was called to Griffith's home in Roanoke Island shortly after 7 AM.

The details surrounding the incident are unclear.

Griffith became famous for "The Andy Griffith Show" -- and went on to star in the long-running series, "Matlock." He often made guest appearances in other shows, including "Dawson's Creek."

There's a famous statue of Andy and Opie -- played by Ron Howard -- in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Leonel    

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jared phillips    

I seriously thought Andy died years ago.

850 days ago
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Delaware D    

BE STRONG, ANDY!!

850 days ago
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Max    

Black and white Andy Griffith's were so classic. All the best Andy!

850 days ago
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Jay W.     

Please let us know when the details "surrounding the incident" are CLEAR...

850 days ago
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Sheryl    

Thoughts and Prayers with you Andy.

850 days ago
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Mary    

Actually he died at him home at 7 a.m

850 days ago
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Mary    

R.I.P sir, you're in a better place now.

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jargon nelhouse    

I hope they save him. I think the hospital is in Mt. Pilot. thats the next town over!

850 days ago
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schoen1    

Andy was so good on The Andy Griffith Show and in the movie No Time for Sergeants.

850 days ago
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L    

He died ports on news say

850 days ago
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t    

I heard he has passed away already. :(

850 days ago
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rosebud    

Wonderful actor.

850 days ago
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Snookie's Baby    

Actually the statue is in his hometown of Mt. Airy, NC at the Andy Griffith Museum. Not Raleigh. Way to go, TMZ researchers! RIP to a great man.

850 days ago
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jonky    

Dannnnggg! some yellow ass teeth mang!!!

850 days ago
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