Jim Nabors dead at 87

Jim Nabors passed away Thursday in Hawaii at the age of 87. Nabors was best known of his character Gomer Pyle. Nabors first played Pyle on The Andy Griffith show and then in the spin off series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

After Pyle ended, Nabors hosted his own variety show, The Jim Nabors Hour. Nabors launched a successful music career with his distinctive baritone. Over the years, he released 28 albums and had five gold records and one platinum record.