Jim Nabors dies at age 87

Jim Nabors, beloved by television audiences for his portrayal of the title character in the series Gomer Pyle, died yesterday in Hawaii. He was 87. Known for absurd over-annunciation of words like “gollllly!” and “shazam” in his character’s singular downhome, lovably irritating manner, Nabors first debuted the Pyle character in 1962 on The Andy Griffith Show, then soared to new heights with his own spinoff, which aired on CBS from 1964-1969. He also achieved success as a crooner, with his 1966 album Jim Nabors Sings with All Your Heart achieving gold-record status. Nabors is survived by his husband, Stan Cadwallader, who confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

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