“Gilligan’s Island” Professor Russell Johnson Passed Away

Posted Thursday January 16, 2014 4:50 PM GMT

Fans knew him as the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” and sadly we learned that Russell Johnson has died.

The 89-year-old actor’s death was confirmed by his agent on Thursday afternoon (January 16).

Johnson passed away at his Washington State home from natural causes.

His former “Giligan’s” co-star Dawn Wells remembered Russell via Facebook, writing, “My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken.”

“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,” Dawn added.

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