08:52 AM EDT 03/19/2015
The Andy Griffith Show
Originally posted 07/06/2012 07:50AM
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.
In addition, the document says that he suffered for years with a variety of illnesses that included coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, a form of high cholesterol.
Originally posted 05/06/2012 02:00PM
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.
Andy Griffith, 85, said in a statement that accompanied the Lindsay family's announcement of the death, "George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit."
Griffith also said the two often spoke by phone.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Bobbi Kristina Brown's Final Journey: Laid to Rest Next to Whitney Houston
Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Hit with Baseball Bat: He 'Was Doing Something He Loved'
5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother After Their Car Drives Off the Road
UFC Champion Ronda Rousey KOs Challenger in 34 Seconds, Tells Her 'Don't Cry'
Eminem Says He 'Replaced Addiction with Exercise' After Ballooning to 230 Lbs.
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!