I know he was a shill for the Affordable Care Act, but Andy Griffiths was more than one ad. He was a great actor who brought joy to my family’s television screen.

He was 86:

Say the name Andy Griffith, and you’ve said something about America.

Griffith, who as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the actor’s namesake 1960s TV comedy kept the peace and represented a heartland ideal, died Tuesday, the actor’s friend Bill Friday told WITN News.

Go ahead and try not to whistle along with this:

RIP Andy.

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