Where I'm Supposed to Be
- 31 Jan 2003
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Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81
Saturday February 25 5:42 PM ET
Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81.
Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs "The Andy Griffith Show," and another Knotts hit, "Three's Company."
My most beloved TV character is gone. I know it might sound silly, but the Andy Griffith Show, and mainly Don Knotts as Barney, comforted me many a time when I was growing up. It still comforts me knowing I can tune into my local CBS station at 5:30 pm or tune into TV Land at 9 pm and watch it.
I've got every episode ever made on tape, but among true fans, the black and white shows were better than the colored shows because of one reason: Barney was not in the newer, colorized shows(except for a few episodes).
R.I.P. Don Knotts