#RIPJimNabors: TV, IMS icon remembered on social media

FILE - In this May 25, 2014 file photo, Jim Nabors waves to fans after singing before the start of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The passing of Jim Nabors Thursday is being felt across the racing community.

Nabors, who was 87, sang "Back Home Again In Indiana" before nearly every Indianapolis 500 since 1972, died Thursday at his home in Hawaii.

After news of his passing spread, those who knew him and loved him in Indianapolis shared their respects on social media.

We are all going to miss my friend, you were part of our lives. #rip @team_penske @indycar @indianapolismotorspeedway

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Nabors' death also hit race fans hard.

Those who knew Nabors outside of his race day performances also reflected on his life Thursday:

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