The Southern-born actor was best known for playing Goober Pyle, the amiable auto mechanic on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Andy Griffith, 85, Lindsey’s long-time friend and co-star, released a prepared statement through the Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home saying, “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit.”
He continued, "Our last conversation was a few days ago. 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.”
Lindsey is expected to be buried in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama, reports WSFA.
George Lindsey, who appeared in TV classics such as "The Andy Griffith Show," "Hee Haw" and "Gunsmoke," passed Sunday morning after a brief illness. He was 83.