07/12/2011 08:19 pm ET | Updated Sep 11, 2011

Sherwood Schwartz's Goodbye Letter To Family: 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' Creator's Note

Following the death of Sherwood Schwartz on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter has been given a farewell letter titled "A Conversation at the Gates" from the late writer's family.

The Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch creator penned the goodbye as an account of what he expected to encounter upon reaching "the Pearly Gates" of heaven. In it, Schwartz recalls the day he met wife Mildred, the goals achieved by each of his four children, as well as his own long and rewarding career.

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