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.