Jim Nabors, better known as Gomer Pyle on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ dies at 87

How does it affect a man to go from a film editor?s job to star of the television series ?Gomer Pyle?? Hardly at all, says Jim Nabors in character on July 28, 1966, who has gone that route. The big difference, he says, is simply the lack of time he now has to do the things he would like to do. Your time becomes the property of other people, he says, and if you should complain that you?re tired and would like some time for yourself some say that success has spoiled you. Jim in his character role of Gomer Pyle. (AP Photo)

Jim Nabors, best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has passed away at age 87, according to sources close to the family.

Nabors was a native of Sylacauga and a graduate of the University of Alabama.

No other details were immediately available.

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