‘Gillian’s Island’ Star, Bob Denver, Died of Stage 4 Throat Cancer 15 Years Ago: ‘His Legacy Was The Love of His Fans’

Updated September 5th, 2020

‘Gillian’s Island’ Star, Bob Denver, Died of Stage 4 Throat Cancer 15 Years Ago: ‘His Legacy Was The Love of His Fans’

Denver was 29 when the show first aired in 1964. Heart disease complicated his cancer treatment. He underwent a quadruple bypass after throat cancer surgery but never responded to radiation. He died in 2005 at age 70.

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