Russell Johnson – who played the professor Roy Hinkley in Gilligan’s Island has passed away. He was 89.
The star died of natural causes in his home in Washington on Thursday.
‘My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken,’ cast mate Dawn Wells wrote on Facebook, referring to Johnson and ‘Gilligan’ Bob Denver, who died in 2005. ‘Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and ‘the rest.’ I love him and shall miss him. My heart goes out to [his wife] Connie and his daughter Kim. I love you.’
Of the Gilligan’s Island ‘castaways’, only Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) and Tina Louise (Ginger) are still alive.
Johnson was on the show from 1965 to 1967.
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