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Gilligan's Island Actor Who Played "Professor" Dies

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FOX News-- Actor Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on "Gilligan's Island," has died.


He was 89.


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.


Wells and Tina Louise, who played Ginger, are the show's last two surviving cast members.


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