Andy Griffith’s Widow Demolished The Actor’s House After His Death, However He Wanted To Preserve It As A Museum

November 6, 2019 11:31

Andy Griffith’s wife decided to demolish his house after his passing despite the fact that Andy wanted to preserve his home as a museum.

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Who was Andy Griffith’s wife?

Cindy Knight was Andy Griffith's third wife to whom he had been married since 1983. Griffith was best known for his role in drama Matlock and in the iconic sitcom The Andy Griffith Show.

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The actor died from a heart attack at the age of 86. After her husband’s demise, Cindy Knight confessed that Andy was the love of her life.

The widow said:

He is the love of my life, my constant companion, my partner, and my best friend. I cannot imagine life without Andy, but I take comfort and strength in God’s Grace…

Andy Griffith’s wife demolished his house

Late Andy Griffith had a beautiful house in North Carolina, which he hoped would be preserved as a museum after his death. However, his wife had obviously another opinion.

After Andy Griffith’s death, Cindy got a legal permission to tear down the house, where the actor spent most of his life.

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Late Griffith wanted the house-museum to include items from his TV show and memorabilia from his music career. Many of Andy’s close friends didn’t support his widow’s decision to demolish his old home.

The family’s friend Della Basnight commented on this matter:

I had really sort of always thought it would be secured. I always thought it would remain.

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Well, maybe Cindy had her reasons to do so. We won’t judge her for this decision. Besides, Andy Griffith’s legacy will keep living via his great roles.

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