After hearing of the actor's shocking passing just two days ago, The Andy Griffith Show star's death certificate revealed today that the 86-year-old died because of a heart attack, according to the Chicago Tribune. MORE: RIP, Andy Griffith: Ron Howard
The passing of one of the greatest "down home" actors of all time — Andy Griffith — brings to mind that, sadly, many of the actors who lived in the fictional town of Mayberry are no longer with us.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The death certificate for Andy Griffith says the actor's death earlier this week was caused by a heart attack. The certificate says the 86-year-old had suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m..
Andy Griffith's cause of death was ruled to be a heart attack, according to the medical examiner. He was 86,
The veteran TV actor passed away July 3 at age 86.