Andy Griffith dies at age 86, celebrities react

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, July 03, 2012

6 of 17: 'Just found out the ANDY GRIFFITH passed away. an american treasure. if you can, give a little whistle for him today,' Tweeted Rob Thomas, singer of the alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty.

(Pictured: Rob Thomas appears on stage at a Matchbox Twenty private concert in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 2011.) (flickr.com/photos/brianbsorensen)