Reporter - Tom McNamara

Jan 16, 2014 5:03 PM

TV Star Who Played 'The Professor' Passes Away

Sadly, another castaway has left the island for good.

Russell Johnson, best known for playing the brainy Professor on Gilligan's Island, has died, E! News confirms. He was 89 and the last surviving male star from the classic 1960s sitcom-which famously listed all of its characters in the more well-known version of its iconic opening theme song.

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