Why was Andy Griffith buried within 5 hours?

List the reasons why someone would be buried 5 hours after death - it was said his body was still warm. Andy Griffith.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    Griffith was 86 when he died.  He and his family wanted a quick burial, without any fanfare, grieving, parties, etc.  Preparations had been made well ahead of his death for a quick burial.  Algor mortis ... the change in temperature after death ... indicates a reduction of 2 degrees in the first hour and 1 degree every hour after that.  Griffith would still have a core temperature above 90 degrees at burial. 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Bodies are not still warm 5 hours after death.  Where did you do your research?

    He didn't want a funeral or a viewing.

    My husband was an Orthodox Jew and was buried 3 hours after he died, before sundown.

    Any particular reason you are researching Andy Griffith?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Because that is what he requested. He did not want a funeral.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    And I heard that it was 30 minutes.

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