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Gilligan’s Island Actor Russell Johnson Dies

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

He played Professor Roy Hinkley on the classic sitcom

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.


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