“He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 am today,” she said. “[He was] a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home.”
Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, said on Facebook, “My 2 favorite people are now gone. The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken.”
Miss Wells was referencing to Bob Denver, who played Gilligan and died in 2005.
“Russell was a true gentleman, a good father, a great friend, and ‘the rest,’” she added.
Johnson is survived by his wife and daughter, Kim.