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    Russell Johnson Dead -- The Professor From Gilligan's Island Dies at 89 | TMZ.com

    Russell Johnson - The Professor From Gilligan's Island Dead At 89



    The actor who played the Professor in "Gilligan's Island" has died ... TMZ has learned.

    Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley, died of natural causes at his home in Washington.

    Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, just posted on Facebook, "My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken."

    The other person who died is Bob Denver, who played Gilligan. He died in 2005.

    Johnson was on the show from 1964 to 1967. Johnson was not in the original opening of the show. He and Mary Ann were referred to as "The rest." But Denver insisted that they be included and that happened later.

    Wells went on: "Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and 'the rest.'"

    Johnson was married -- this was his third wife. He passed away in hospice, surrounded by his wife and 2 kids.

    Johnson was 89.

    The only surviving members of the original cast are Mary Ann and Ginger, played by Tina Louise.
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    Aw man. I loved that show. Too bad the professor just wasn't smart enough to get them off that island. RIP!
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    RIP Professor - the only straight man on the show. And I mean that in a comedic sense.

    By the way, I love Dawn Wells - gorgeous, and a member of the same national sorority as my mom.

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    I loved Gilligan's Island as a kid. RIP!


    What is the deal today? I have posted 3 deaths I've read about in the Celeb Death thread....

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    I had no idea he was that old. RIP

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