Knotts Dies Aged 81
Veteran American comic actor Don Knotts died of pulmonary and respiratory complications on Friday (24FEB06). He was 81.
His most famous co-star ANDY GRIFFITH, wife FRANCIE and children THOMAS and KAREN were at his side when he died, says spokesman Paul Ward.
The actor's former wife, Loralee Knotts, paid tribute to the late star: "He made a real contribution to the laughter in this world.
"You wouldn't find a kinder more gentle soul. He was a comical genius."