Jim Nabors, who starred as “Gomer Pyle” on the “The Andy Griffith Show” and went on to star in his own show, has died, according to multiple reports.
Steve Uyehara of Hawaii News Now confirmed Nabors’ death Thursday. WTHR’s Dave Calabro also confirmed the actor’s death.
Nabors, who recently lived in Hawaii, was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama. He was discovered by Andy Griffith while working at a nightclub in Santa Monica and appeared on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1962 to 1964.
Nabors’ character of Gomer Pyle was a Marine from Mayberry, North Carolina stationed at Camp Henderson near Los Angeles in the 1960s.
Nabors was also known for his appearances on multiple variety shows in the late 1960s and early 1970s.