Andy Griffith, star of the Andy Griffith Exhibition, died July 3, 2012 at the age of 86. How did Griffith die? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.
Andy Griffith almost became a preacher
Griffith was interested in entertainment, but his faith was also a priority. He first gave up hope of becoming a preacher. During an interview with Profile of America, Griffith revealed that he used to sing and play music in church. His first instrument was a sliding trombone he bought from Spiegel’s catalog.
He did not know how to play the instrument, so he asked a local minister to teach him. As a result Griffith played alone in church just two months later. The relationship he formed with the minister sparked a desire to preach, he reports Profile of America.
“When I was in high school, I wasn’t an athlete, we didn’t have money, and I wasn’t a good student,” Griffith told the publication. “But when music came into my life, with the trumpet and the singing, I became someone. That is, I became an individual, where an athlete is a true individual, or a good student is a true individual. ”
Griffith went on to the University of North Carolina. He decided to make a big in sociology. After that he thought of piobaireachd. However, he still felt the call to preach. He asked the bishop what he should do.
“I went to the bishop and said, ‘Can I take part in music and still be a minister? ‘and he said no,’ said Griffith Profile of America. “I went back and prayed over it for a week or two, and I went back to the bishop and I said, ‘I’m really into music. ‘That’s how it was. ”
How Andy Griffith died
Andy Griffith died after suffering a heart attack. The actor died at home in Roanoke Island, according to CNN. His wife, Cindi, issued a statement shortly after his death. “I cannot imagine life without Andrew, but I take comfort and strength in the Grace of God and in the knowledge that Andrew is at rest and with God,” Cindi said in a statement.
A family spokesman said CNN that Griffith wanted to be buried quickly. He wanted to avoid a media frenzy when he died, so he was put to rest a few hours after his death, according to author Daniel de Visé in the book Andrew and Don: Making Friendship and Classic America. “It was planned for some time,” the spokesperson said. “This was his family’s wish. ”
Andy Griffith on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’
During an interview with American Television Archive, Griffith said the producers were wary of the comics on display. “I wanted to keep the characters clean,” Griffith said. “If a joke made a lie out of a character, let’s throw the joke out. And that became very important. It became the basic rule. And because of the nature of the show, morality just came along with it. ”
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