George Lindsey, mostly known for his portrayal of Goober Pule On “The Andy Griffith Show” has passed away on Sunday. He was 83-years-old. He passed away at 12:05 AM on Sunday after a long hospitalization.
Andy Griffith said in a statement, “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.'”
After Andy left “The Andy Griffith Show”, the network renamed the show “Mayberry R.F.D.” in which George still played Goober. After the show ended in 1971, George took Goober to “Hee Haw” and portrayed the character from 1972 to 1992.
His accomplishments both professional and charitable, will be missed. Rest in peace, Goober.