Bob Denver, left, with fellow cast members of "Gilligan's Island," Dawn Wells and Alan Hale Jr., in 1965 in Los Angeles, died Sept. 2, 2005, at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina of complications from treatment he was receiving for cancer, his agent said. He was 70.
Bob Denver, who was playing the title role in the "Gilligan's Island" television comedy, clowns for a photographer during a break from filming outside the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles in the November 1964 file photo.
Some cast members of "Gilligan's Island" are shown in this 1978 photo. Front row from left are Bob Denver, Dawn Wells and Russell Johnson. Back row from left are Judith Baldwin (filling in for original Ginger Tina Louise), Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer and Alan Hale Jr.
This 2001 photo shows "Gilligan's Island" cast members Bob Denver, right, who played Gilligan, and Russell Johnson, who played the Professor, in a scene from the 2001 "Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History."
Bob Denver is shown at the TV Land awards held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles in this March 7, 2004 file photo.
Bob Denver attends a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags, in Jackson, N.J., on June 2, 2000.
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Producer Sherwood Schwartz, actresses Dawn Wells and Tina Louise, and actors Bob Denver and Russell Johnson of "Gilligan's Island" off stage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards March 7, 2004 in Hollywood.
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Actor Bob Denver (left) and actress Tina Louise of "Gilligan's Island" speak on stage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held on March 7, 2004.
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Bob Denver poses at the DVD launch part for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season" Feb. 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
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Denver poses during the "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season" DVD launch party Feb. 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, Calif.