RIP Ernest Borgnine

Two legends in one week. First, the sheriff of Mayberry, and now Quinton McHale.

Borgnine starred in the 1955 film Marty, and portrayed Captain McHale in McHale’s Navy from 1962-1966. He also voiced “Mermaid Man” on Spongebob SquarePants. He was 95 years old.

Twitter reaction:

  • Dena Piraino

    Had the pleasure of meeting him many years ago. Quite the gentleman. RIP…….

  • Xplodeit

    R.I.P. LT. CDR. Quinton McHale

  • TugboatPhil

    I hate to correct Scott Baio, but Mr Borgnine was a Navy veteran. He served from 1935 to 1945 and was discharged as a Gunner’s Mate First Class.

    Fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! You may rest your oars.

  • DisplacedTxn

    From one old Navy man to another. Fair winds and following seas. Rest in Peace Shipmate.

  • Ronald

    RIP Mr. Borgnine. You brought me many smiles when I was a kid watching McHales Navy. Enjoyed your movies too. I would have liked to have had the opportunity to have a couple of beers with you.

  • Tom Bannigan

    Will definately be missed.