I know I'm not the only one to have found my facebook feed filled with word of Andy Griffith's death. This took me by surprise not because I was blindsided by the news, but because it wasn't really news at all.

You see, Andy Griffith died three years ago. Why word spread over the weekend, typically linked to an old USA Today article, is somewhat unclear. It was very near the three year anniversary of his passing, so it would seem that someone mistook the anniversary for a breaking story and posted the article-- and then, in the way the internet works, the story went viral.

As for Andy Griffith, cheers to a life well lived! Just not lived for the past three years...