DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Bob Denver (aged 70)
Robert Osbourne Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor, widely known for portraying Gilligan on the 1964-1967 television series Gilligan’s Island and beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
DEATH: Denver died September 2, 2005 from pneumonia, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He had been receiving cancer treatment and had undergone heart bypass surgery earlier that year.