On Thursday morning, industry vet Jim Nabors, that had been best known for enjoying Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and onto his own sitcom, passed away. He was 87 years old.
According to his longtime husband and love, Stan Cadwallader, the comic died peacefully at his home in Hawaii. Apparently, Nabors’ health had been in decline. In case you forgot, then the TV legend received a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B.
On Jim’s tragic passing, Cadwallader shared using all the Associated Press:
“Everybody knows that he was a fantastic man. And that is all we could say about him. He’s going to be dearly missed.”
How dreadful. Along with his film and TV career, Jim was famous for having a beautiful baritone voice. Few people may realize this, however, Nabors had FIVE gold records and one platinum record.
The Alabama native also lent his voice to the Indianapolis 500, so, his rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana was a staple of the annual race since the ’70s. Unsurprisingly, in 1991, Nabors received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As always, our thoughts are with Jim’s loved ones and fans during this sad time. R.I.P.
[Image via AP Images. ]
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