Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island Passes Away.

Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island Passes Away.

Actor Russell Johnson dies at the age of 89 and he was the last surviving male castaway from Gilligan's Island that ran from 1964 to 1967.

According to MSN and Russell's agent the beloved Professor of Gilligan's Island Russell Johnson dies of natural causes at the age of 89. Russell Johnson was the last surviving male castaway from Gilligan's Island that ran from 1964 to 1967. Johnson's acting career also included many early roles in western and sci-fi movies and TV shows. His career was at its peak in the late 1950s and to the early 1960's. He also appeared in two episodes of the "The Twilight Zone."
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Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 1:50 PM

Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 1:50 PM

Is this your 1st article?
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 1:53 PM
@ Brainiac

Yup I am a big fan of Gilligan's Island due to being raised on it as a child. So I had some spare time and thought I would do a article in tribute.
Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 1:55 PM

Never seen the show......Was the old Khan actor from Star trek on this show?
MrCBM56 - 1/16/2014, 1:57 PM
Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 1:58 PM
I got confused with Fantasy Island.
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 1:59 PM
@ Brain

No but here is the original cast, the show was very silly but it was great for what it was. There are only two surviving members which is Ginger and Mary Ann.

Joementum - 1/16/2014, 2:00 PM
Finally off of Island Earth
BaneSmash - 1/16/2014, 2:03 PM
Joe - Good Job bro! I too was raised on GI and it's sad to hear about his passing. R.I.P profersor.
BaneSmash - 1/16/2014, 2:05 PM
Ginger was hot as [frick] but I was more interested in Marry Ann....... Farmers daughter and all ;)
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 2:05 PM
@ BaneSmash

Thanks very much. Yeah like you said I was raised on GI and other shows like "Little House on the Prairie.
SuperCat - 1/16/2014, 2:05 PM
Damn. Not the Professor. Seemed like a good guy. R.I.P.

JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 2:06 PM
Yeah I was a Mary Ann fan as well.

Enphlieuwince - 1/16/2014, 2:06 PM
Wow. That really takes me back. RIP
BaneSmash - 1/16/2014, 2:09 PM
I hated little house! Lol......... I like pipi long stocking.....lmao! Guilty pleasure :)
Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 2:12 PM

Maybe if I get time....I'll download a few eps to see.

JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 2:16 PM

LOL! Knock yourself out it is very silly but funny at the same time. Also let me get this out of the way for you. You will notice the Scientist can build many things out of coconuts but he fails to fix the boat to leave the island.
Brainiac13 - 1/16/2014, 2:17 PM
I love coconuts! LOL!
Cles - 1/16/2014, 2:18 PM
Damn, that sucks. The Island was an after-school staple for me. At almost 90 years old, though, he had a heck of a run. Godspeed, Professor.
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 2:18 PM
Oops I put Scientist I meant professor, well pretty much the same thing.
Desrow - 1/16/2014, 2:27 PM
RIP :(
Nomis - 1/16/2014, 2:36 PM
Dag, this is sad. I always though he would have made a good Reed Richards.

R.I.P. Professor.
Odin - 1/16/2014, 2:46 PM
Giligan had one of the best tv-themes ever.
sameoldthing - 1/16/2014, 2:48 PM
The Professor always reminded me of Reed Richards.
Super smart & always inventing stuff on the island.
Indy - 1/16/2014, 2:57 PM
fceeviper - 1/16/2014, 3:14 PM

Yeah Ginger and Mary Ann were freaken hotties.
ds9epicfan - 1/16/2014, 4:09 PM
The coolest professor on t.v.!I wish I had teachers like him in High School,learning would have been fun.Man,it's a hard pill to swallow,reruns of Gilligan's Island was one of my earliest memories of television as a child!
R.I.P. Mr.Russell'The Professor'Johnson.
aRandomSinisterClone - 1/16/2014, 4:21 PM
so what comic book movie was he in?
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 4:25 PM
@ aRandomSinisterClone

He was not in a comic book movie, but the show did have a comic book. You know Google and Bing are great tools that do not cost anything to use.

BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 1/16/2014, 4:26 PM
RIP Professor! Such an awesome classic show! They don't make happy shows like Gilligans Island anymore. Fun stories, great cast!!
SLEDGE - 1/16/2014, 4:53 PM
Sooooo Gilligans Island was a comic book at some point?
Ranger14 - 1/16/2014, 4:53 PM
One of my earliest memories of watching tv was watching this show and Hogan's Heroes.
Bl00dwerK - 1/16/2014, 4:56 PM
My childhood...
JoeMomma29 - 1/16/2014, 5:03 PM
@ Sledge

Yes there were a couple of comic books based on the show
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/16/2014, 5:20 PM
Another death?
dnno1 - 1/16/2014, 5:41 PM
PeterDarker121 - 1/16/2014, 5:42 PM


RIP Russ
Nomis - 1/16/2014, 5:42 PM
dnno1 - 1/16/2014, 5:52 PM
darkjediknight - 1/16/2014, 5:53 PM
This hasn't been a good year so far. A lot of good talent are being put to rest.
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