January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005
On Friday September 2, 2005, we lost Gilligan himself, Bob Denver. He died of pneumonia, but he had cancer of the larynx. He had a history of tobacco (wacky and otherwise) use.
He was hospitalized in the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston Salem.
Bob was cremated, and his ashes were given to his family. RIP.
This page is dedicated to my good friend and fellow Honeybee, Bun.
We got the rare opportunity to meet with the Castaways back in 1988.
It was monumental.
Regarding Tina Louise:
A Findadeath friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) volunteered these tasty pieces of gossip:
“I once heard a story about Tina’s daughter. I had a friend who went to some New York school, the same one as Tina’s daughter. He said you can tell she’s “snooty and bitchy” just by looking at her. Anyway, one time in the cafeteria, she sat in a chair blocking the aisle way for people to walk by. My friend’s friend asked to her excuse him, but she didn’t budge. So the friend took his tray of food and dumped it on her.”
Also: “There are some very interesting news on our gossip columns. People say Tina is accepting money from men for a night of escorting.”
New, March 2001 – this tidbit sent by Findadeath.com friend Stuart Cohen:
I can’t promise it’s true, as I heard it from a friend of a friend who was there; it’s almost an urban legend now. Around 4 years ago when the movie To Wong Foo, Love, Julie Newmar had come out, Miss Louise went to the Tribeca, NYC restaurant called Odeon and demanded a table right away. She allegedly said, “I’m Tina Louise” in a very bitchy/snooty way. A waitress that was walking by at the same time heard her, and replied, “Maybe so, but you are no Julie Newmar.”
Could you die? Speaking of, sorry to get side tracked. On to the subject at hand:
Thanks to Findadeath friend Kenny Hom sent me a great video tape of a very defensive Tina Louise being interviewed about her escapades on the set. Good stuff. Thank you Kenny.
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