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Russell Johnson dead: The Professor from 'Gilligan's Island' passes away

Russell Johnson and creator of "Gilligan's Island"
Russell Johnson and creator of "Gilligan's Island"Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In shocking news today, Russell Johnson of the hit show "Gilligan's Island" has passed away. On Jan. 16, TMZ reported that the man who played the famous character The Professor died today. He was 89 years old at the time of his death. Are you shocked to hear about his loss?

He died at his home of natural causes. Russell was married to his third wife at the time of his death. Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, was really sad about his loss and called him one of her favorite people saying she was heart-broken by the loss of Russell.

Bob Denver, who played Gilligan, passed away back in 2005. Wells also called him one of her favorite people when speaking about the death of Russell Johnson today. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Are you shocked by the loss of Russell Johnson today? Sound off in the comments on one of your favorite things about him on the show "Gilligan's Island" as The Professor. Please like my Facebook to stay up to date on the latest in entertainment news.