Death of Don Knotts

July 21, 1924 - February 24, 2006
Los Angeles, California | Age 81

Don Knotts, TV's lovable nerd, dies at 81
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Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and up-tight Mr. Furley on Three's Company, has died. He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs The Andy Griffith Show, and another Knotts hit, Three's Company.

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