Actor Russell Johnson who became a TV Icon on the 60's sitcom "Gilligan's Island" passed away today at the age of 89.According to his agent Mike Eisenstadt, Russel Johnson died peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning of natural causes at his home in Washington State.

Russel  was cast asThe Professor in ‘Gilligan’s Island’ in 1964 and the rest is TV history. Gilligan's Island had been a TV staple for the past 50 years. The show only lasted for three season on CBS from 1964 to 1967. The show then found  new life and became even more popular in reruns and reunion movies. The last Gilligan's Island reunion movie took place in 2001.

The Professor could fix almost anything and build all kind of devices but the one thing he couldn't fix was the S.S. Minnow that had stranded him and his shipmates.