Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Rest in peace Bob Denver
Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver was an American comedic actor known for his roles as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
In May 2005, Denver underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery and was subsequently diagnosed with throat cancer. He died on September 2, 2005, from pneumonia and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. With him at the time of his death were his wife of twenty-six years, Dreama Peery Denver, and his four children from three of his four marriages: Patrick, Megan, Emily, and Colin.