First came word Russell Johnson who played the professor on 'Gilligan's Island' passed away. Now Dave Madden of the 'Partridge Family' has died. He was 83.

According to TMZ, Madden had been ill for some time and passed away this morning from congestive heart failure and kidney failure.

Madden played the family's band manager Reuben Kincaid on the 70's TV show.

It's sad to hear two stars from TV's shows popular while I was growing up have passed away. Makes you realize how short life really is. It feels like yesterday when I watched both those sitcoms.

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Russell Johnson Professor From Gilligan's Island Dead At 89