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Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on "Gilligan's Island," dies at age 89
FOX NEWS Actor Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on "Gilligan's Island," has died.
He was 89.
Mike Eisenstadt, Russell Johnson's agent, told Fox News that the actor passed away at his home in Washington State on Thursday morning of natural causes, with his wife and daughter by his side.
Johnson's co-star Dawn Wells, who played Mary Anne on the show, posted on her Facebook page: "My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken."
"Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and 'the rest,'" Wells wrote.
Johnson was on "Gilligan's Island," a classic TV comedy about a mismatched set of castaways stranded on a deserted island, from 1964 to 1967.