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Russell Johnson, Professor on Gilligan's Island Dies, Tina Louise and Dawn Wells Comment

By Staff
Jan 16, 2014
Russell Johnson on Gilligan's Island

Russell Johnson, the actor who played Professor on Gilligan's Island died on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 of liver failure at the age of 89.

Russell was one of the last remaining members of Gilligan's Island cast left alive.

After the show ran for three years from 1964 to 1967 - the show hit syndication and its still sen in re-runs.

To cast members remain alive, and Tina Louise (Ginger) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) both commented on the sadness of their fellow 'castaway' passing away.

In a statement, Tina sayid:

“I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Russell Johnson. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife Constance and his family. He will always be in our hearts and remembered as part of American pop culture history as “Gilligan’s Island” lives on through ME TV and TV Land. He will be missed.”

Earlier in the day, Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the ’60s classic, posted on her Facebook profile, “ My heart is broken.”

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