Russell Johnson, The Professor to you and me, has gone off to the great, big deserted island in the sky to make coconut and bamboo phones for The Skipper, Gilligan, Thurston Howell, III and Lovey. And in the afterworld, they don’t refer to The Professor as “the rest.” Russell’s agent tells The Wrap that he died this morning from natural causes at his home on Bainbridge Island in Washington. The Professor was 89.
Russell Johnson was the last living dude from Gilligan’s Island and now only Ginger and Mary Ann are left. Mary Ann posted a picture of her with Gilligan and The Professor on Facebook today and wrote this message:
My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken.
It’s a sad, sad day and it’s really a sad, sad day for those of us who thought The Professor was so fucking hot. Nobody worked a baby blue button down shirt and khakis the way The Professor did. Here’s one of my favorite moments from Gilligan’s Island of TP and Ginger, wearing the second hottest peaches and cream dress ever, making out for Mr. Howell.
Rest in peace, Professor.