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Andy Griffith Museum

'We are Brokenhearted'

7/3/2012 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The people who run the Andy Griffith Museum in his birthplace of Mount Airy, North Carolina tell TMZ they are "brokenhearted" over the death of the TV icon ... saying "We are blessed to have known him."

Tanya Jones -- the Executive Director of the Surry Arts Council -- also oversees the AGM ... which contains the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia in the world.

Jones tells us, "Andy Griffith means the world to the arts everywhere -- not just here in Mt. Airy.  His contribution to us, the Surry Arts Council, and the town of Mount Airy cannot be measured."

She adds, "We are blessed to have known him.  We will cherish his art, his music, his talent, and of course, our beloved Andy Griffith Show."

"Our prayers and love go out to Cindi.  We know that Andy is at peace and that is what is important right now."

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Angie    

I'm from NC, and after viewing these comments, I'm so impressed by the compassion & nice comments about Andy. It just comfirms that there are good people out there, and I say this because sometimes the comments are so COLD! Also, I'd like to say that Andy will be missed, but it's great that he lives on in his TV shows & movies. Thanks for the great coverage TMZ!!! You guys are the best!!!

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