Hollywood actor Jim Nabors won the hearts of loads of TV audiences with his favorite role of Gomer Pyle in the classic television series “The Andy Griffith Show” for several years.
Behind his joyful charm was a child who fought asthma, which was the motivation for Nabors to realize his vocal talent. When he grew up, Nabors fascinated audiences with his baritone voice, his appealing presence on TV, and his comedic performances.
While Nabors was living a highly successful life but he secreted an important fragment of his self that involved his love life. He revealed in January 2013 he had been in a three-decade-long association with a man who was 18 years junior, called Stan Cadwallader.
Nabors said that he on no occasion stated this detail since it was a personal choice. He further said that he is very glad that he has had a partner of 38 years and feels very blessed.
However, the media had not any record of his sexuality but Nabors said that through his time in Hollywood back in the 1960s and 1970s, he discussed his sexuality with his social group and networks. Though he acknowledged that he never accepted this to the media.
Nabors and Cadwallader met in 1975 and formally married on January 15, 2013, in Seattle before officially coming out about their relationship. The duo moved to Washington, D.C. in early December 2012 where gay weddings turn out to be legal.
A judge presided over the formality in their hotel room with close pals as eyewitnesses. Nabors said that it is apparent that they had no rights as a same-sex couple yet when they have been together 38 years. Remarkably, Cadwallader had been through thick and thin with Nabors all over their years together.
Nabors started to face health problems during the 1970s and developed an ulcer. He undertook liver transplantation after catching hepatitis B in 1994. His incessant encounter with health problems compelled him to call off his 2007 appearance at some of his concerts. However, in 2008, he made a swift comeback.
Nabors’ partner exposed in November 2017 that his health started to decline promptly after Thanksgiving. After he had gone through several tests, he was brought home from the hospice.
Unfortunately, he died on November 30, 2017, at his home in Hawaii at the age of 87.
The legendary star’s body was cremated and his remains were dispersed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nabors had made Hawaii his home for most of his life and he spent his last years there.
Nabors moved to Hawaii in the 1970s and acquired a 500-acre macadamia farm. The double-story house features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a second-story living room. The living room zone features a white theme, a beige leather sofa, and marble flooring. The living room with a sea view leads to an enclosed terrace.
The Diamond Head mansion has a guest suite and bath with a roofed living room and it opens up to the swimming pool. The mansion has 170 feet of seashore front and tropical landscape gardening.
Nabors’ mansion was traded in Hawaii for $12 million, nearly $3 million lesser amount of the actual worth.