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    US TV icon Andy Griffith dies at age 86‎

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    American actor Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86.
    A deeply religious man from rural North Carolina he said he considered becoming a priest before choosing a career in entertainment.
    And it was a career that endeared him to a public that will remember him best as Andy Taylor - America's Favourite Sheriff" and attorney Ben Matlock.
    Al Jazeera's Barbara Benitez takes a look at his life and contributions.