|George Lindsey as Goober Pyle|
"Goober" Pyle is dead!
Gomer's cousin, and Andy's, Barney's, Opie's and Aunt Bea's life long friend from Mayberry (USA) and The Andy Griffith Show from a bygone era, Goober Pyle is gone. He was 83.
George Lindsey was found dead in his home today in Tennessee and the announcement was made by a funeral home close to his residence.
|George Lindsay as Goober Pyle|
Goober, along with his counterparts is to be remembered as one the iconic personifications of all that is good about America and it's people.
|Andy, Opie, Barney and Cousin Gomer|
|Andy, Goober and Floyd-1966, The Andy Griffith Show|
|Aunt Bea Loved Goober|
Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) was a great friend of Goober, and had his own way of exacting justice which is why Sheriff Andy took his bullets away.
Andy Griffith, also in his 80's, said today that he remained close to George Lindsey and spoke with him often. Their last conversation was just 2 days ago.
Griffith said that being 80+ gives one leave to say "I LOVE YOU" to all those cared about. Such were the last words spoken by these two iconic figures.
And for the record, we loved 'Goober' too.