November 28th, 2010
09:16 PM ET

Actor Leslie Nielsen dies of complications from pneumonia

Actor Leslie Nielsen, best known for his film roles in "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun" series, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his family said.

Nielsen died in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his wife and friends. He was 84.

"In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the charity of your choice," the family said in a statement.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    "I'M drinking wine and eating chicken" dracula dead and loving it..

    i always like the 'nice beaver' 'thanks i just had it stuffed' line in the naked gun.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      "We have clearance, Clarence." "Roger, Roger."

      November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • xtheist

      surely you cant be serious

      November 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrswonderful

      Thank you for keeping life funny.

      November 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • nicole

      I am serious and don't call me Shirley...one the best comedy lines in the movie industry. He will be missed.

      November 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Everyone seems to forget that he was a real bad ass in movies when he started. That is why I laughed when he showed up in "Airplane."

      November 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel Ortiz

    RIP, Leslie. Thanks for all the laughs.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ian

    RIP Leslie, you made us laugh....a lot!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nick

    Oh no! Rest in peace.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. James

    I and many others enjoyed your films ... you'll be missed

    November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Big Fan

    What a funny and talented man. God bless.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gale

    Great actor. I always enjoyed his movies. Plenty laughs and he will be missed.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brandon

    he's dead? surely you can't be serious

    November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. canuck

    He made Canada proud. Sad to see you go Leslie. God bless.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maria A

    Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
    Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Piglet

    His life may not have amounted to a hill of beans, but it was HIS hill and HIS beans. Rest well, Leslie. Your comedy was ageless. It will keep people laughing for many, many years. May your family have strength.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Phyllis

    Surely, you must be joking! (and *sniffling*)

    November 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. anna

    Sad news. I hope everyone can appreciate the talent it takes to pull off slapstick comedy that can make audiences roar with laughter. Leslie Nielsen was a great actor.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tahreem

    Wow I didn't even know he was Canadian til just NOW
    ... R.I.P. ... he lived a full life though!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nina

    RIP Mr. Nielson, you made Canada proud!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
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