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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- 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."



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There were 3 made for tv movies, first one they got off the island and at the end got marooned again. second one they escaped again, came back and built a resort on it, 3rd one had the Harlem Globetrotters. It turned into a kind of Love Boat/Fantasy Island kinda thing, really awful, worse than the 2 cartoon spin-offs. Gilligan's Planet was total crap.


RIP Little Buddy

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