RIP the Professor :sad:

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  1. gwartney

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...sland-professor-russell-johnson-dies/4526879/

    We all knew him as simply the Professor.

    Russell Johnson, the actor known as the quirky, smart Gilligan's Island character, Professor Roy Hinkley, has died at age 89.

    ABC News confirmed with the actor's wife, Constance, that Johnson died Thursday morning of kidney failure.

    "He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 am today," she said. "(He was) a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home."

    Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the show, posted a note on Facebook, reports TMZ, that said, "My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken." She added, "Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend..."

    Gilligan star Bob Denver died in 2005. Alan Hale Jr. died in 1990. And Jim Backus died in 1989.

    Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Johnson served in World War II before pursuing an acting career. He appeared in several TV programs in the 1950s and '60s, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. But he was best known for his 98 episodes of Gilligan's Island, which aired from 1964 to 1967.

    Johnson, a resident of Bainbridge Island, Wash., leaves behind his wife and a daughter, Kim.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Never saw it
     
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    he banged Ginger
     
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    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    He was my favorite. I used to think about being with him.
     
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    I forgot Gilligan was dead. Remember when he would show up on Scooby Doo?
     
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    fuck that nigga
     
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    he had it made
     
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    I think Ginger and Maryann are the only ones left alive. Not much of a reunion show, if you ask me.
     
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    Yeah fuck that dead faggit
     
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    i read somewhere they were making a movie based on the show :facepalm:
     
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    :jj:
     
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    my childhood icons are dropping like flies

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    Also - where'd he earn his PhD from?
     
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    no sausage for the fat chick
     
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    Oregon
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    that show was funny watching it as a kid but i don't know how any adults were able to watch it when it was on primetime back in the day. it's now on MeTV and it's brutal to watch.
     
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    You aren't sad you fucking liar