RIP Ernest Borgnine!/AP/status/222074691798564864

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:

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

— Nancy O'Dell (@NancyODell) July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine… You will be missed… I'm blessed to have worked with you…RIP sweet, talented friend

— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 8, 2012

Rest in Peace… Ernest Borgnine! You were both gracious and full of grace.

— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) July 8, 2012

I cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Ernest Borgnine. He was a true Hollywood icon and a dear friend. My prayers go out to the family.

— Joe Mantegna (@JoeMantegna) July 8, 2012

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine. Rare to see a man of so much talent and wit. He was great in RED, Airwolf, Dirty Dozen.

— Steven Black (@slayride33) July 8, 2012

RIP Ernest Borgnine. Big fan of him as #Dominic Santini in #Airwolf when I was a kid. Shame.

— The Big CD (@Sackattack79) July 8, 2012

You and me both! RT @ESPNMcGee: God speed Ernest Borgnine. I knew him as Dominic on Airwolf. Lil Girl knew him as Mermaid Man on Spongebob.

— Jamieson P. (@jdoggny) July 8, 2012

Oh, no! Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine has died at 95. I really wish I had met him and got his autograph at Dragon*Con last year. 🙁

— ILikeFilms (@ILikeFilms) July 8, 2012

Mermaid Man has passed away. RIP Ernest Borgnine.

— Matty Boutwell™ (@MattyinMaine) July 8, 2012

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