Well, gee. This is sad. Russell Johnson, who played The Professor in the TV series Gilligan’s Island has passed away at the age of 89. He was a resident of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and died in his sleep today of natural causes.
His character, high school science teacher Roy Hinkley, built generators and other gadgets out of scraps of junk found on the island. Johnson later joked that the one thing The Professor never figured out how to do was to fix the leaky boat so the group could get back to civilization.
Ahhhh, the innocent days of TV when a high school teacher didn’t resort to cooking meth when tragedy arose.
RIP, Mr. Johnson.