Andy Griffith — TV Legend Rushed to Hospital

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TV legend Andy Griffith was rushed to the hospital in North Carolina early this morning … our sources has learned.

The 86-year-old was transported by an emergency medical crew that was called to Griffith”s home in Roanoke Island shortly after 7 AM.

The details surrounding the incident are unclear.

Griffith became famous for “The Andy Griffith Show” — and went on to star in the long-running series, “Matlock.” He often made guest appearances in other shows, including “Dawson”s Creek.”

There”s a famous statue of Andy and Opie — played by Ron Howard — in Raleigh, North Carolina.