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Bob Hastings, who was featured in the 1960s sitcom McHale's Navy, died at the age of 89 on June 30, 2014. Fans, friends, and people all over the world who knew Hastings for his talent have paid tribute to his passing away.
According to the L.A. Times, Hastings' family announced that he died on Monday of prostate cancer at his Burbank home. Hastings was a radio actor who eventually entered the television industry. He was famous for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy. He was also featured in Coast-to-Coast on a Bus, The National Barn Dance, The Sea Hound, and other TV shows. Hastings also served in the Army Air Forces as a B-29 navigator during the second World War before returning back to radio work.
Broadcasting network Antenna Heads paid a tribune by tweeting:
— Antenna Heads (@Antenna_Heads) July 3, 2014
Bob Nunnally, the weather guy at NBC4 tweeted:
Sad news...R.I.P. Bob Hastings "Carpy" on McHale's Navy and the voice of Commissioner Jim Gordon on Batman The... http://t.co/MYzR6zkxEB
— Bob Nunnally (@BobNBC4) July 2, 2014
Yahoo TV also retweeted:
"McHale's Navy" star dead at the age of 89 http://t.co/6sh0THsdsa
— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) July 3, 2014
Many other fans and friends of Hastings have also paid tribute to Hastings on Twitter.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Hastings is survived by his wife of 66 years, brother, four children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.