Obituary of Don Knotts

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Don Knotts

Don Knotts (born July 21st, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia) was a TV Actor who was best known for his iconic role as stammering Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on the early American TV series "The Andy Griffith Show". Don died on February 24th, 2006 and his death was due to complications related to lung cancer. He was 81 years old when he succumbed to his illness.

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Don Knotts Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Knotts, Don
    • Common Name: Don Knotts
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
    • Birth Date: July 21, 1924
    • Age: 81 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Donny
    • Occupation: TV Actor
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
    • Favorite Color: Magenta (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Don's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Jesse Donald Knotts
    • Father: William Jesse Knotts
    • Mother: Elsie Luzetta Knotts (née Moore)
    • Brother(s):
      • Willis Knotts
      • William Knotts
      • Ralph "Sid" Knotts
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Kathryn Metz ​(married 1947-divorced 1964)​
      • Loralee Czuchna ​(married 1974-divorced 1983)​
      • Frances Yarborough ​(married 2002-2006, his deeath)
    • Son(s):
      • Thomas Knotts
    • Daughter(s):
      • Karen Knotts (born April 2, 1954)

Death Notice:

  • Date: February 24 2006 at age 81
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Lung cancer (pulmonary and respiratory complications of pneumonia)
  • Interment: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Category Tags:

TV ActorAmerican Born on July 21st Born in 1924 Born in West VirginiaDied in 2006Died at age 81Died from Lung cancer

Don's Notable Roles:

  • Three's Company (1976)

Quotable Quotes:

"Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking, if they're happy or sad. That's what I tried to do with Barney." (IMDB)

"I was the first Barney and that purple guy better just shove off and leave me the limelight."

"The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable."

"A real good friend is someone who gets up when he needs another beer."

Is Mr. Don Knotts still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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