07/03/2012 02:25 pm ET

Andy Griffith Remembered: Celebrities React On Twitter

Andy Griffith, best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show," was as much an American television classic as Johnny Carson.

With news of his passing Tuesday at age 86, celebrities who were influenced by Griffith's brand of comedy and class took to Twitter to express their sympathies, from Ron Howard (who worked with Griffith as a child actor on his eponymous sitcom) to rocker Slash. We've collected some of the best.

Celebrities remember Andy Griffith:

Celebrities Remember Andy Griffith