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Old 11-30-17, 05:49 PM
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Jim Nabors, the man behind Gomer Pyle, dies at age 87

Jim Nabors, who portrayed the jovial Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show before branching out with his own series, died early Thursday morning at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.

Producer Phil Arnone first divulged the news to Hawaii News Now, stating Nabors died around 3 a.m. Nabors had been suffering from poor health for some time. Nabors’ husband, Stan Cadwallader, later confirmed to the Associated Press.

Born in Alabama in 1930, Nabors attended the University of Alabama, after which he headed for New York for a brief time to work as a typist for the United Nations. He eventually moved back to the country and, later, further out west on account of his struggles with asthma.
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