Rest in peace, Russell Johnson - the actor who played my favorite nerd of all time. Yes, remember him as "the Professor" in Gilligan's Island? It was just announced that he died today at his home in Washington. He was 89 and still full of energy, working until he passed away. I watched every single episode of Gilligan's Island and missed him on the episodes where he was "on the other side of the island". He played other roles in other shows and movies, but I will always remember him for this role.