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Jim Nabors, Best Known as Gomer Pyle, Has Died

He was 87

(Newser) - Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favorite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Andy Griffith Cause of Death Revealed

Heart attack killed 86-year-old star

(Newser) - The death of Andy Griffith earlier this week was caused by a heart attack, according to a death certificate obtained by the AP . The 86-year-old actor suffered the attack 24 hours before his death, and he also suffered from illnesses including coronary artery disease and hypertension, the certificate states. Griffith,... More »

Andy Griffith Already Buried

Actor had wanted immediate service

(Newser) - A few hours after Andy Griffith died this morning , his family released a statement saying he had been "laid to rest" near his home in North Carolina. What may have sounded like a mistake turns out to be true: The actor is indeed already buried, reports TMZ . A funeral... More »

Andy Griffith Was 'Our Friend and Neighbor'

Dennis Rogers remembers late actor's struggles, triumphs

(Newser) - In later years, Andy Griffith revealed how difficult it was to constantly be held up to his most iconic character, Sheriff Andy Taylor of the Andy Griffith Show. "I am not any favorite dad; I am not any kind of all-American person," he said. "I have failed... More »

Andy Griffith Dead at 86

His role as Mayberry's sheriff cemented his place in US culture

(Newser) - Television icon Andy Griffith has died at age 86. A local sheriff in North Carolina confirmed the news today via a family statement: "Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," reports AP . It's... More »

'Andy Griffith' Star George Lindsey Dead at 83

'Goober' character kept America laughing for nearly 30 years

(Newser) - George Lindsey, who spent almost 30 years appearing in TV classics like "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gunsmoke," has died at age 83, WSFA reports. The small-town Alabama boy kept America laughing from 1964 to 1971 with his jovial Goober character on "Andy Griffith" and its... More »

Glenn Beck: I 'Debunked Conspiracy Theory'

Responds to charges of opportunism, 'Nobody's watching Charlie Rose'

(Newser) - His words reach about 30 million people a month, and though his detractors both left and right seem to number at least as many, the wildly successful populist Glenn Beck shows himself to be "cheerful and affable" in responding to his critics in a lengthy profile in the Wall ... More »

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