Last night, as I was slipping under the covers to catch some shut-eye, I suddenly had a thought. "Is Andy Griffith dead?" I honestly didn't know. While I couldn't come up with a reason for why I was wondering it in the first place, I was able to reach for my phone to quickly find the answer to my original query. It turns out that Andy Griffith is alive. Phew! But it got me thinking: shouldn't there be a place you can go to find out if a famous person is alive? Well, sure, why not this very site? (Didn't you know that 95% of blogging is actually just performing Google searches? Now you do!) I asked some colleagues and friends if they could name some celebrities whom they honestly did not know were still alive.
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