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Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson Issue Statement on Death of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith gets Medal of FreedomAtlanta, GA -- Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson have both issued statements regarding the death of actor Andy Griffith who died yesterday in Dare County, North Carolina. Both appeared as part of the Darling family on The Andy Griffith Show in the ‘60s. Griffith was a promoter of bluegrass and Ozark music on his program.

Entertainer and Banjo Player Doug Dillard, 75, Dies

Doug DillardThe eldest of the Dillard brothers, Doug Dillard passed away Wednesday night, May 16, 2012. He and his brother Rodney performed during the rise of the folk, bluegrass and acoustic scene of the '60s and '70s. The Dillards became household names as "The Darlings" on the Andy Griffith Show. Doug had been of ill health and passed away at a Nashville hospital Wednesday of a lung infection.

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