Andy Griffith Died of a Heart Attack

It was a heart attack on Monday that took the life of Andy Griffith the following day, his death certificate states.

According to the certificate filed Thursday in Dare County, N.C., and obtained by PEOPLE, the iconic TV star, 86, suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in his native North Carolina.

Andy Griffith Dies

Andy Griffith, the beloved Sheriff Andy Taylor of TV’s iconic The Andy Griffith Show and dramatic defense attorney on Matlock, died at his North Carolina home Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Andy’s close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday, broke the news to North Carolina’s WITN News, saying Griffith died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m.

George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show Costar, Dies

George Lindsey, best remembered for his role of Goober Pyle – cousin of Gomer Pyle – on CBS’s rural sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, died Sunday morning in Nashville, where he lived, after a lengthy hospitalization, reports The Tennessean. He was 83.