The performer's longtime partner and husband Stan Cadwallader also confirmed his death to Indiana's WTHR, who reported that he died peacefully after dealing with health problems the past couple of years. Called Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - and weekly featuring the friction between Pyle and his no-nonsense drill sergeant - the show lasted five seasons, most of which were spent as one of television's most popular programs. Pyle was a loving caricature of a Southern rube, completely out of step with the "60s and all the more lovable for it".
By night, he sang and acted in cabaret theater, where his act included a countrified character similar to Gomer Pyle.
In the early 1960s, Nabors was a regular performer at The Horn, a cabaret theater on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica that showcased new talent, when he was spotted by Andy Griffith, who thought Nabors would be flawless to play a new character on his CBS sitcom.
Of course, Jim Nabors was known for more than simply his beloved role as Gomer Pyle.
IDF: Settlers attacked in northern West Bank, shoot Palestinian dead
The settlers then entrenched themselves in a cave near the village until Israeli forces evacuated them, it said. Later, Palestinian media reported that the group had been released and was handed over to Israeli forces.
During that time, Nabors starred in a number of variety specials for CBS including Friends and Nabors, which attracted an audience of 33.9 million, and guested on shows for Danny Thomas and the Smothers Brothers. By 1967 he was earning $500,000 annually.
Nabors later hosted his own variety show, "The Jim Nabors Hour".
During this period he toured nearly year round, reaping the benefits of his natural baritone voice, his disarming Southern-boy personality and his high name recognition from television.
After five years of "Gomer Pyle, USMC" Nabors was ready for a different challenge and left the show.
He also appeared in movies, including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Cannonball Run II".
UK's Muslim population could treble by 2050, research finds
Muslim immigrants have been a politically sensitive topic in Europe following the influx of newcomers between 2014 and 2016. This would give the United Kingdom the third highest Muslim population by proportion in Europe after Sweden and France.
Nabors recorded more than two dozen albums.
In 2012, Nabors underwent heart surgery; it was not his first major medical procedure. Post-graduation, Nabors was a typist for the United Nations in New York City, then became a film cutter in Chattanooga, TN.
Nabors converted to Catholicism in the mid-'60s.
Four years before his passing, Nabors came out as gay and Wednesday Cadwallader - whom he had met in 1975 - in a Seattle hotel room.
In addition to Cadwallader, he is survived by two sisters, Freddie and Ruth.
White House plans to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo
Rumors of Tillerson's resignation have gained traction in recent months as his relationship with the president have been strained. Cotton's replacement would be appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) and would serve until the 2018 election.