Country stars took to Twitter to chime in on the news:
Rodney Atkins: "Rest In Peace Andy Griffith. Praying for his family, friends and fans."
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott: "Heaven gained a talented man today. Mr. Andy Griffith, thanks for giving me amazing memories with my family growing up watching your show!"
Amy Grant: "From Team Amy - Go Rest High on that Mountain, Andy Griffith."
Andy Griffith played memorable characters we loved on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, but country music fans will not forget him in Brad Paisley's video for "Waitin on a Woman".