Sad to say, just off the phone with his wife... Russell Johnson, The Professor from "Gilligan's Island," has died of Kidney Failure.
Johnson is best remembered for his role as The Professor on Gilligan's Island.
Actress Dawn Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, posted this tribute on her Facebook page.
Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and "the rest".
I love him and shall miss him. My heart goes out to Connie and his daughter Kim. I love you.