GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, Russell Johnson, 1964-1967 Courtesy Everett Collection

Gilligan’s Island Actor Russell Johnson Dies

Jan 16, 2014

Russell Johnson, the actor who played Professor Roy Hinkley on the classic sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died Thursday. He was 89, and died of natural causes at his Washington state home, the Associated Press reports.

Johnson was the last surviving male member of the 1960s television show about a group of shipwrecked castaways on a tropical island. Mike Eisenstadt, his agent, confirmed Johnson’s death.

Dawn Wells, a fellow Gilligan’s Island cast member, took to Facebook to express her condolences.

My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken.

Posted by Dawn Wells on Thursday, January 16, 2014


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