Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s ‘Gomer Pyle’ of 1960s, dies at 87

FILE PHOTO: Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors and Don Knotts, cast members in "The Andy Griffith Show," pose backstage after accepting the Legend Award for their series during a taping of the second annual TV Land Awards in Hollywood, California, U.S., March 7, 2004. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen/File Photo

Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit “The Andy Griffith Show” belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said. Nabors, who later became a star with his own television show “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” died at his home in Hawaii, the website said, citing his office manager.