Dawn Wells, 'Gilligan's Island's' Mary Ann, Dies of COVID-19 at 82

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a beloved TV personality. Dawn Wells, who played sweet Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday due to complications from COVID-19, her publicist announced. She was 82.

Co-star Tina Louise, who played Ginger on the iconic sitcom, told Inside Edition, “I hope that people will remember her the way that I do – always with a smile on her face.”

Wells last appeared on Inside Edition in 2018 after her fans raised $200,000 to pay back taxes and medical bills.

“Thank you for caring,” Wells said at the time. “I’m aghast, and I’m appreciative.

Wells died in her nursing home in Los Angeles.


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