Andy Griffith's cause of death has been revealed. The beloved actor suffered a heart attack according to his death certificate. He was buried in North Carolina on the same day that he was pronounced dead. This is somewhat surprising but it could have been because having a service was too emotional for his immediate family. However, the reasons for his quick burial were not disclosed.
According to TMZ, Griffith suffered from "coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia" over the past several years and any combination of those ailments could have contributed to his heart attack. It is clear that he lived a long, happy life and although his passing is very sad, people will always think of him for the smiles he brought to millions of faces over the years.
Andy Griffith, 86, was legendary and will always be remembered for his magnificent work. His self-named show can still be seen on television stations nationwide.