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Actor Jim Nabors, TV's Gomer Pyle, dies at 87

Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing TV's Gomer Pyle, died at his home in Honolulu on Thursday. He was 87.

Nabors' husband, Stan Cadwallader, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. "Everybody knows he was a wonderful man," he said. "And that's all we can say about him. He's going to be dearly missed." Nabors became famous in the 1960s on The Andy Griffith Show, and then as the star of the successful spinoff Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. He also recorded 28 albums, performed often in Las Vegas, and appeared in the films The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Stroker Ace. Cadwallader was Nabors' longtime partner, and they married in 2013.