Dead at 87
11/30/2017 9:46 AM PST
Nabors became famous as the bumbling mechanic on “The Andy Griffith Show” and then went on to do his own show, which ran for 5 years.
He also appeared in movies, including “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Cannonball Run II.”
He also was an accomplished singer, who recorded dozens of albums and scored 5 gold and 1 platinum records.
One of his iconic songs is the staple of the Indy 500 … “Back Home Again in Indiana.” He last appeared at the race in 2014.
Nabors was gay and long before social media there was gossip — which was false — that he secretly married Rock Hudson.
In real life, Jim was married to his partner of more than 40 years. They lived in Hawaii.
Nabors was 87.