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Bob Denver, whose portrayal of the pratfall- and blunder-prone titular first mate on Gilligan's Island made him an iconic television figure, has passed away, his agent reported on Tuesday. The actor was 70, and had undergone quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year. Prior to getting shipwrecked with the Skipper and Professor et al, Denver gave beatniks a primetime face with his role of Maynard G. Krebs on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.