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Hagan Statement on Passing of Andy Griffith
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Kenansville, NC - U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) today made the following statement after Mount Airy, North Carolina's own Andy Griffith passed away:
"Andy Griffith was an iconic figure and a great man who embodied southern hospitality. By making 'Mayberry' famous, he put North Carolina - his home state - on the map. A native of Mount Airy, Andy did so much for our state and will be missed by North Carolinians and by the millions of people who adored him, especially for his roles on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Andy will truly be missed."