16 January 2014 5:25 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The television and film world lost a really class act today as Russell Johnson has passed away quietly in his home via natural causes at the ripe old age of 89. Take a moment to celebrate his comedic legacy... and a whole lot more.

It's no surprise that Johnson will always be remembered for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr., on the 1964 cult comedy favorite TV show "Gilligan's Island" along with several films that saw him reunite with his fellow castaways, but Russell was also in several horror/sci-fi classics such as the recently announced for DVD Horror at 37,000 Feet, This Island Earth, It Came from Outer Space, and even stints on "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits."

We here at Dread Central would like to take a moment to honor and thank the man for all of his contributions and the smiles that came along with them and »

- Uncle Creepy

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