Andy Griffith was buried Tuesday, less than five hours after the actor died, it has been reported.
Griffith, who was 86, died at about 7 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Dare County, N.C., according to North Carolina’s WITN-TV. Emergency medical crews had responded to a call for help, but no cause of death was given.
In a statement Tuesday, his family said he "has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island."
His family requested that his body be lowered into a grave on Roanoke Island around 11:30 a.m. ET, according to a funeral spokesperson.
"It had been planned for some time," said the spokesperson, who declined to reveal where on the island he was buried. "This was the wish of his family."
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