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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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Paul B    

RIP Yellow Fangs!!

850 days ago
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Paul B    

Hey u turds. Take your spam and shove it fair up your ring....

850 days ago
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Paul B    

Old Yellow would be proud to have yellow fangs like Andy had....

850 days ago
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saxifrage    

Perhaps there are TWO statues of Andy and Opie, but the one I saw (and it is marvelous) is on the street in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

850 days ago
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