Bob Denver of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ dies at 70
Bob Denver, who starred in the 1960s situation comedies “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” died Friday.
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 Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver’s death was first reported by “Entertainment Tonight.”
Denver also played the title character’s beatnik pal, Maynard G. Krebs, on TV’s “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”
Sad news. And, sheesh I’m getting old. Gilligan was 70?