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.
"Everytime I watch the Andy Griffith show,I'm reminded of how great an actor(Barney)was and how much I miss him.Gone but will never be forgotten dear friend,wish I could have met you.Soon we will😊 Matthew 24:14 💗"
– Kathryn Troglen, Just one of many devoted fans,
Carriere, MS, Nov 30, 2015
"REALLY ENJOYED YOU ANDY GRIFFIN PROGRAM, AND ALL OF THE MOVIES THAT I SAW YOU IN."
– R0DDY HERIN, A FAN OF YOURS,
MACON, GA, Feb 03, 2014