'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson has died

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:03 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington State of natural causes, said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt.

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