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

By December 3, 2013

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As shared on Facebook today:

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"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


December 5, 2013 at 6:50 am
(1) Cyberswaggy says:

Didn’t Warhol get the idea that in the future every famous person will die every fifteen minutes? Oh, wait…. That was me.

December 6, 2013 at 1:11 am
(2) Hippcat says:

This article about his death was on my Facebook feed minutes ago. Agreed: “oh internet “!

February 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm
(3) Danny says:

I was on the set in the early 60′s & met the whole cast from Gillagan’s Island. Now Johnson is gone R.I.P. Russell & everyone one was so very nice to me. I was probably between 8-9yrs old. Anyway Jim Backus was not at all nice & I tried to talk to him during a break & he was obnoxious. Mary Ann & Tina Louise were great . Anyway I met Bob Denver a few yrs later a t a Charity event & he was so kind the same w/The skipper Alan Hale. They said they remebered me I was about 16 then. They were doing a charity event fishing for mentally challenged. Great people & now I’m 60 I still watch the show. I bought the series, Russell Johnson the Professor what a kind classy guy. Never knew he was a war Hero pilot until this yr R.I.P. to these great castaways & enjoy warm & sunny days in Heaven.

March 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm
(4) Frank says:

I believe the reason why Bob Denver’s death is finally coming to light after almost a decade is because he died during the Hurricane Katrina fiasco. Almost all of the news at that time was about that disaster.

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