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. Waterbug45

    RIP Enrico Pallazzo.. you will be missed.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GB

    The stuffed beaver joke is one of the funniest of all time. Just watched it 10 times on youtube and can't stop laughing. Thanks for your humor Leslie.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. glenn ralph

    Leslie Nielsen was beyond hyserical in every role he played. Comedy wont be the same without him.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bubblepuppy

    "You.. you ever been in... a Turkish prison?"
    Gotta watch Airplane just one more time tonight....

    November 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jared

    RIP! You were one of the best actors ever. You will be missed.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sam

    Leslie Nielsen was a well respected actor who appeared in numerous television dramas in the 60s before finding a second career as a comedic actor in "Airplane"! I suspect that not even Leslie himself realized just how good his comedic talents were. Regardless of whether you liked him for his dramatic roles or his comedic roles, Leslie Nielsen was a unique talent who surely cannot be replaced. RIP Leslie...and I'll stop calling you Shirley.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. noah Wilson

    At least he is loving it. RIP Lt.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gianfranco

    Thanks Leslie, thanks for the laughs and for teaching how to live =)

    November 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CoastAl

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!! 'Shirley' Not!
    We lose another Canadian Classic......everybody talks about the funny stuff but he could do it all, goodguy, romantic lead,
    EXCELLENT badguy( did alot of the 'Quinn-Martin' stuff! among others..) and then showed the world some of the
    greatest, deadpan slapstick comedy EVER!! :He will be missed but live on in eternal bellylaughs!

    November 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. don peek

    i miss you man you make the world laghls and i miss that hate to see you go i no you and god r have fun this lol is for you

    November 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lump Beefbroth

    Goodbye, Leslie – thanks so much for all the laughs.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Guinness

    So Joey, ever been in a Turkish prison?

    November 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    One of the last great comedic actors!! Supposed comedians like Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock and others will never, ever have the career that Leslie did. R.I.P. Mr. Nielsen

    November 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Greg

    Thank you Leslie for all the laughter over the years! Thoughts and prayers to Leslie's family.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. renji1

    may he rest in peace
    such a wonderful and comedic actor will be greatly missed....

    November 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
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