News broke this morning that TV legend Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 in his North Carolina home.
He made his mark on the world playing Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show" for eight years and continued on with the beloved character on "Mayberry R.F.D.".
Celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts and prayers.
Ron Howard: “His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I’m forever grateful RIP Andy.”
Nathan Followill: “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.”
Denise Richards: “We lost a legend…RIP Andy Griffith.”
Octavia Spencer: “RiP Andy Griffith!!! Sadness abounds!!!”
Henry Winkler: “RIP the forever in our memory Andy Griffith.”
Alyssa Milano: “Rest in peace, Andy Griffith.”
Rob Thomas: “just found out the ANDY GRIFFITH passed away. an american treasure. if you can, give a little whistle for him today.”
Holly Robinson Peete: “Farewell to a TV ICON :(”
Drew Carey: “Best #AndyGriffith movie of all time: A Face In The Crowd. Hands down, no doubt about it. His best work.”
Phillip Phillips: “Cant 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.”
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