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Jul052012

Andy Griffith's Death Caused by Heart Attack

CBS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Television actor Andy Griffith died from a heart attack, according to the death certificate filed Thursday.

The death certificate says the 86-year-old had suffered a heart attack 24 hours before his death Tuesday morning. Griffith was also battling several other illnesses, including coronary artery disease and hypertension.

In an unusual move, he was buried just hours after dying, according to the family's wishes.

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