Oh, no! Gilligan is dead! I read it on Facebook!

Sad, and true: the Skipper’s “little buddy,” Bob Denver - who also starred, unforgettably, as Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis – died. Seven years ago this week, as it turns out. Didn’t remember that? You’re not alone: “news” of his death, reposted and re-tweeted breathlessly with the requisite comments of social media mourning - such as “RIP, Gilligan!” “Another part of my childhood gone” etc. – spread via Facebook and Twitter this week as if he had …