Rest in Peace, "Goober" - George Lindsey of "Andy Griffith Show" and Hee Haw has Died

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George Lindsey, who played "Goober" for 5 years on "The Andy Griffith Show", set in the idyllic hamlet of Mayberry, North Carolina. passed away today at age 83. Goober reprised his role for the Television Variety Show "Hee Haw". 


     Andy Griffith said today: 

     "George Lindsey was my friend." 

     I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago. We would talk about our health, how much we missed our friends who passed before us and usually about something funny.

     I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, 'I love you.' That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. 'I love you.'"







Goober - George Lindsey dies at age 83




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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hey Fred,

George Lindsey made a lot of people laugh - including me.  Always enjoyed the Andy Grffith Show.  Thanks for the post.  Best of success to you this year!

May 06, 2012 02:46 PM #1
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

That was such a great show! I could hardly wait as a child for Andy of Mayberry came on. Such a great actor. Tweeted about that too.

May 06, 2012 03:07 PM #2
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I LOVED the show * they talked just like me and few tv shows had Southern dialects and this show was awesome!

May 06, 2012 07:49 PM #3
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

I was a huge fan of the show and still am.... He has left us with wonderful memories!

May 06, 2012 08:56 PM #4
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I picked up this news while I was up in the middle of the night.  I was shocked.  Who didn't love Goober? When you watch people for what seems like your whole life, it's as if you've lost a friend even when you don't know them personally.

May 06, 2012 11:05 PM #5
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Fred,  Very sad news.  I grew up watching Andy Griffith on a black and white TV.  The entire family laughed and roared at this show.  Simpler times.  He will be missed.

May 07, 2012 10:23 AM #6
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Thank you all for your comments.   "Goober" was a part of our lives.    Rest in Peace, Mr. Lindsey.

May 08, 2012 03:03 AM #7
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