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Yes, Internet, Bob Denver of Gilligan's Island Died... 8 Years Ago


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As shared on Facebook today:

"RIP Bob 'Gilligan' Denver!" typed a Facebook user moments ago. "My favorite show growing up was Gilligan's Island."

"Bob Denver passing makes me sad," another person tweeted earlier this morning. "Gilligan's Island was my childhood Seinfeld."

Judging from the volume of treacly "RIP Gilligan" postings over the past 24 hours, the Internet is deeply, deeply saddened by the passing of Gilligan's Island star Bob Denver — and completely oblivious to the fact that he died eight years ago on Sep. 2, 2005.

Worse yet, exactly the same thing happened last year. Was nobody paying attention?

Oh, Internet.

Remedial reading:
Oh No! Gilligan Is Dead! I Read It On Facebook!
Bob Denver of Gilligan's Island, Dies of Cancer Treatment Related Causes
Bob Denver Biography

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