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TMZ: Jim Nabors, famously known as ‘Gomer Pyle,’ dies at age 87

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 12:54:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 24: Jim Nabors waves to the crowd during the Indianapolis 500 parade on May 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jim Nabors, famously known for playing Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and later on the breakout show “Gomer Pyle” has died at age 87, TMZ confirms.

Nabors was also an accomplished singer, recording 28 albums with five gold and one platinum record.

Nabors sang the song “Back Home Again in Indiana” before almost every Indianapolis 500 race from 1972 until 2014.

He was married to his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader.