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Old 09-06-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Bob Denver died

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Aw - sorry to hear that, but it doesn't surprise me. I know he's been in rough shape for a while now.

Little Buddy's in the big Lagoon in the sky. Rest in peace Bob. I'll always think of you as that young, skinny Gilligan driving the Skipper nuts. I'll bet he saved your bunk for you.
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Terrible news! Shocking, too. I'm sure there will be tributes for him in the coming days. Will let everyone know.

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 died Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina of complications from treatment he was receiving for cancer, his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, told The Associated Press. Denver's death was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight."

Denver had also undergone quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year.

Denver's wife, Dreama, and his children Patrick, Megan, Emily and Colin were with him when he died.

"He was my everything and I will love him forever," Dreama Denver said in a statement.

Denver's signature role was Gilligan. But he was already known to TV audiences for another iconic character, that of Maynard G. Krebs, the bearded beatnik friend of
Dwayne Hickman's Dobie in the "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," which aired from 1959 to 1963.

"Gilligan's Island" lasted on CBS from 1964 to 1967, and it was revived in later seasons with three high-rated TV movies. It was a Robinson Crusoe story about seven disparate travelers who are marooned on a deserted Pacific Island after their small boat was wrecked in a storm.

The cast: Alan Hale Jr., as Skipper Jonas Grumby; Bob Denver, as his klutzy assistant Gilligan; Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer, as rich snobs Thurston and Lovey Howell;
Tina Louise, as bosomy movie star Ginger Grant; Russell Johnson, as egghead science professor Roy Hinkley Jr.; and
Dawn Wells, as sweet-natured farm girl Mary Ann Summers.

TV critics hooted at "Gilligan's Island" as gag-ridden corn. Audiences adored its far-out comedy. Writer-creator Sherwood Schwartz insisted that the show had social meaning along with the laughs: "I knew that by assembling seven different people and forcing them to live together, the show would have great philosophical implications."
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This is sad. I loved Gilligan when I was growing up. I loved the Rescue From Gilligan's Island movie most of all. In fact, I was on ebay last nighgt looking at cover art for the many releases they did of that movie.

I know Alan and Bob are together. They made a great team, and I loved the show. One of the only few shows before the 1980's that I watched. It will always be one of my favorites. Sherwood did a great job with it.

My thoughts go out to Bob's family, friends, and finally his co-workers. Most importantly from Gilligan's Island: Sherwood Shwartz, Russel Johnson, Dawn Wells, and Tina Louise.
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I love ya with all my heart, Bob.

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You will always be our "Little Buddy." Thank you for the laughs and joy that you brought to millions of viewers.

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Oh boy, this news shocked me. I feel so misplaced.

He was great as Gilligan. I will host a tribute marathon of season three tonight in memory of the lil' buddy.

Episodes I'll watch will be posted here, they will all episodes that revolved solely around the little guy.

Damnit, why does it always have to happen to the good ones?

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RIP Bob.

I liked him as Gilligan, but I REALLY liked him in his series before Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, where he played Maynard G. Krebs. His famous line "Work?!?" was the best.
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I'm so sad. I have always loved Bob. I was so LUCKY to meet him. He was promoting one of his books in the 90's and he was just down-to-earth. He was at Boarders in Richmond. He had his red shirt and white hat from when he played Gilligan. He also had jeans and had a gray blazer on top of his red shirt. My dad took pictures. Those pictures are now going to be memories.

RIP. Bob. Your now with the Skipper, and Mr. & Mrs. Howell.
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I never thought that Russell Johnson would outlive Bob Denver.
I also didn't realize he had heart surgery.
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