Russell Johnson, 'Gilligan's Island' Star, Dead at 89

Russell Johnson, 'Gilligan's Island' Star, Dead at 89
Russell Johnson, the actor best known as Professor Roy Hinkley on the seminal sitcom Gilligan's Island, died of natural causes this morning, TMZ reports. He was 89.

"Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and 'the rest,'" wrote his co-star Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) on Facebook, referencing the duo's initial absence from the Gilligan's theme song, where they were referred to as "the rest." (Star Bob Denver later demanded their names be included.) "I love him and shall miss him," Wells continued. "My heart goes out
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