Andy Griffith died after heart attack, certificate says
Andy Griffith was gone and buried before anyone even knew what killed him Tuesday, but the death certificate makes it clear. The 86-year-old actor suffered a heart attack 24 hours before he died.
The L.A. Times says the death certificate was filed in Dare County, N.C., on Thursday. Griffith was buried in the Griffith Family Cemetery near his home on Roanoke Island a mere five hours after he died, in accordance with his wishes, the Times says.
The paper noted Griffith had several cardiovascular problems in recent years, including coronary artery disease, hypertension and high cholesterol. That does indeed indicate heart problems, sorry to say.