Aneta Corsaut, Andy's girlfriend Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show, died on November 6, 1995 from cancer at age 62.
Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou, Barney's girlfriend, is still alive at age 85.
Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor) died from a heart attack on July 3, 2012, he was 86. Don Knotts (Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife) died from pulmonary and respiratory complications on February 24, 2006, he was 81.
Ron Howard (Opie Taylor) is an award winning director of films including Cocoon, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, and A Beautiful Mind.