The man behind “Gomer Pyle”, Jim Nabors, dies at age 87 !

Jim Nabors, the famous star of the 1960s, man known as the Gomer Pyle, has died at the age of 87!

Nabors was native to Alabama, was living in Hawaii recent years, died early Thursday in his  Hawaii house, the news was published on Hawaii News Now. He was 87 only. Andy Griffith discovered Jim Nabors from a nightclub in Santa Monica, where Jim was working. Andy Griffith introduced him on his CBS sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1962 to 1964.

Jim Nabors was only appointed for only one episode, which was displayed in the third season but his character Gomer Pyle, a simple-minded and gentle auto mechanic – made him too much famous that he went on to star in 23 installments. It directed to Nabors getting his spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which followed the personality after he joined the Marines, also ran for five years from 1964 to 1969.

He also appeared in some excellent movies such as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Cannonball Run II opposite pal Burt Reynolds.”

Another fact about Jim was he was also a singer, not only a regular singer, he recorded almost two dozen of albums, which includes five gold and one platinum record. His voice was most loved for his rich baritone voice.

Nabors married Stan Cadwallader, 64, in 2013, a companion of 38 years.

‘I’m 82, and he’s in his 60s, and so we’ve been together for 38 years, and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,’ Nabors told Hawaii News Now.

‘I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed. And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.’




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