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‘Gilligan’s Island’ star and Bainbridge Island resident dies

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ProfBAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Actor Russell Johnson, known best for his iconic role as the professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” died today, TMZ reported.

Johnson died at his home on Bainbridge Island at the age of 89, TMZ said. Dawn Wells, the actress who played Mary Anne, posted the news on her Facebook page.

“My 2 favorite people are now gone,” Johnson said. “The professor passed away this morning. My heart is broken.”

Johnson was reportedly in hospice care.

He played on the show from 1964 to 1967, before moving to Washington with his third wife.

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