Russell Johnson, Who Played the Professor on "Gilligan's Island," Dead at 89

Last surviving male star of the 60s sitcom


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.