TMZ reports Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86.

Griffith, who became famous for "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina on July 3, 2012.

In addition to starring in his show and the subsequent "Mayberry R.F.D.," Griffith was a Grammy award-winning southern gospel singer.  Griffith also starred in the long-running series, "Matlock" and often made guest appearances in other shows, including "Dawson's Creek."  In 2008, he even made a guest appearance in the Brad Paisley video 'Waitin' On A Woman.'