Posted: 8:52 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Dawn Wells – who played Mary Ann on the classic ’60′s comedy Gilligan’s Island – is devastated by the loss of her beloved co-star Russell Johnson.
The 75-year-old actress posted a photo to her Facebook page Thursday afternoon of herself alongside Johnson, who played the Professor, and Bob “Gilligan” Denver with the caption “My 2 favorite people are now gone. The Professor past away this morning. My heart is broken.”
Of the Gilligan’s Island cast, Wells remained close to both Johnson and Bob “Gilligan” Denver throughout the years. Denver passed away in 2005
She also included a photo of Johnson and his wife noting “a picture of Russell and his lovely wife Connie. Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and “the rest”. I love him and shall miss him. My heart goes out to Connie and his daughter Kim. I love you.”