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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Death certificate: Andy Griffith died of a heart attack

(News & Record) - A heart attack killed Andy Griffith, according to his death certificate obtained Thursday by the News & Record.

Griffith suffered an “acute myocardial infarction,” or heart attack, about 24 hours before his death around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the certificate provided by the Dare County Register of Deeds Office.

Secondary factors contributing to his death were coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which is related to high cholesterol, the certificate said.

Griffith, 86, died at his home in Manteo, on Roanoke Island in Dare County.


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