31 December 2020 12:32
Actress Dawn Wells has died from Coronavirus, aged of 82. The Gilligan's Island star star passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday from Covid-19, according to Variety. Dawn was best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers in the American sitcom, and for her one-woman show in Las Vegas. Dawn Wells played Mary Ann in Gilligan's Island. (via Getty Images) Gilligan's Island followed seven castaways as they battled to survive on a desert island after being shipwrecked.
The show ran for three seasons and spawned three television film sequels between 1978 and 1982. Tributes have been pouring in online for the star, with many paying their respects to the American Actress. One fan wrote: "OMG RIP actress Dawn Wells aka Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island! Thank you for the memories & the legacy you left behind. You will never be forgotten. My thoughts go out to you, your family & friends at this time. God bless your soul." "Rest In Paradise 'Mary Ann' aka Dawn Wells," another tweeted. While another wrote: "My brother and I were huge fans of this show growing up and Ginger and Mary-Anne were def a major part of that. RIP Dawn!" Click here to visit our Covid-19 info hub for the latest news and information on the Covid-19 pandemic.