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RBA
09-06-2005, 03:47 PM
Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

Denver, who underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, died at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."


RIP

westofyou
09-06-2005, 03:48 PM
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/lawrence/153/krebsbig.gif

Unassisted
09-06-2005, 03:52 PM
More than half of the cast is gone now: the Howells, Skipper and Gilligan. :(

Blimpie
09-06-2005, 03:54 PM
Wow. No disrespect to our "little buddy," but I thought he died years ago. My bad.

flyer85
09-06-2005, 04:04 PM
at least he got rescued before he passed away.

westofyou
09-06-2005, 04:06 PM
at least he got rescued before he passed away.

Must have happened before the goverment ate FEMA. :evil:

flyer85
09-06-2005, 04:07 PM
Must have happened before the goverment ate FEMA. :evil: as I recall, they rescued themselves after waiting for years for someone else to do it. Maybe that is the moral of the story.:p:

westofyou
09-06-2005, 04:10 PM
as I recall, they rescued themselves after waiting for years for someone else to do it. Maybe that is the moral of the story.:p:

They probably got off the island after a crate of Ayn Rand books washed ashore.

RedsBaron
09-06-2005, 04:14 PM
More than half of the cast is gone now: the Howells, Skipper and Gilligan. :(
R.I.P.
This next comment is terrible, I know, but when I read the above post, the "Gilligan" theme started running through my head, and I thought a more appropriate listing of the deceased from the show would've been: "Gilligan, the Skipper too, the Millionaire, and His Wife....."

KronoRed
09-06-2005, 04:28 PM
RIP.


I too actually thought he had died a few years ago

Unassisted
09-06-2005, 04:41 PM
Since it's confession time, I actually thought the headline might be for former Ohio governor John Gilligan. He's 84 now.

For those too young to remember...

http://www.answers.com/topic/john-j-gilligan
"Gilligan won the election for the Governorship of Ohio in 1970, defeating Republican Roger Cloud, and serving from 1971-1975. Gilligan lost the governorship to Republican James A. Rhodes in a tight race in 1974. He subsequently served as the administrator of USAID from 1977-1979 and taught at the University of Notre Dame and elsewhere.

In 1999, at age 78, Gilligan was elected to the Board of Education of the Cincinnati Public Schools, an office he still serves in.

Gilligan is the father of Kathleen Sebelius, the current Governor of Kansas. They constitute the first father-daughter pair of governors in the United States."

Is he really still on the school board in Cincinnati?

Danny Serafini
09-06-2005, 04:53 PM
Let's not forget the vastly underrated Maynard G. Krebs.

BoydsOfSummer
09-06-2005, 07:32 PM
So Long Willie Gilligan,thanks for the laughs.

UKFlounder
09-06-2005, 08:38 PM
I used to love that show. I virtually never see it anymore, but wish I did, at least occasionally.

RIP, Mr. Denver

RFS62
09-06-2005, 08:51 PM
They probably got off the island after a crate of Ayn Rand books washed ashore.


Man, I love that.

RIP little buddy.

GAC
09-06-2005, 08:58 PM
Let's not forget the vastly underrated Maynard G. Krebs.

Showing my age - but I loved that show! I wasn't the biggest fan of Gilligans Island though. Put it on the same level as the Brady Bunch.

http://www.encore4.net/livelyset/media/pics/dwayne_h/dob-mayn.jpg

cumberlandreds
09-07-2005, 08:14 AM
RIP Gilligan. :( One of the most underated TV characters of all time. Bob Denver played Gilligan superbly. The show was so silly and nonsensical that it just made you laugh. It also brought about the debate,Ginger or Mary Ann? :) I would watch Gilligan's Island every day when I was young. I think I memorized every show because I watched each one about million times. Brings back a lot good memories from my youth.

REDREAD
09-07-2005, 11:27 AM
Man, what a bummer. I didn't realize the guy was 70 years old.

George Foster
09-08-2005, 01:04 AM
[QUOTE=RedBloodedAmerican]Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

Denver, who underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, died at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."

I read a couple of years ago that the entire cast sold their rights to the "re-runs" for $1,500.00 each before the first show aired. No one thought that the show would be a bigger hit after it was cancelled. They all lost millions.

WVRedsFan
09-08-2005, 03:24 AM
Bob Denver AKA Gilligan lived a little more than 50 miles from me in his last years. I'd see him on my trips to the mall or the grocery store. For awhile, he used to "pinch hit' doing the weather on the local NBC station.

I got the guts a few years ago when I saw him and walked up and talked to him. He was a very modest man. Kids would see him and ask for his autograph and he'd be embarassed. He even had a radio show for awhile.

The minute I talked to him it was just we'd known each other forever. I didn't know he was so sick. I had his phone number at one time, only showing how trusting he was. I was trying to talk him into doing some TV commercials with me, all the time knowing I couldn't afford him. He probably knew it too.

I'm glad I met him. Nice gentle guy. Not many like him any more.