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. Really

    Thanks for the laughs Leslie...you will truly be missed. Rest in Peace.

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

    RIP Leslie, you were the best

    November 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Eric Johnson

    I'm gonna eat a pile of pistachios in his honor. Bye, bye Mr. Canadian Pie...the day the laughter died.

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

    Surely they can't be serious about this. We'll miss you Leslie!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ben

    They always die in threes. I wonder who the next two will be?

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sad

    Leslie Nielson was hilarious

    I hate it when America loses a great entertainer. It's depressing.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marc Grisar

    Stop calling me Shirley!!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shirley

    Leslie Nielsen is dead? Surely you can't be serious? I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Seb

    Thanks Leslie, for all the funny stuff, hope you enjoyed your life! Rest in peace.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sad

    LOL

    I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chuck D.

    The funniest line in movie history... "I am serious,... and don't call me Shirley".

    November 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Leslie B.

    'Surely you jest...'

    I never joke, and stop calling me Shirley.

    Wow–what a loss–he'll be missed.

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

    I guess WW3 won't be funny.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. R8RBOB

    Leslie Nielsen, Rest in Peace. You had me laughing for years. I remember watching Leslie on Police Squad which led to the Naked Gun. He lived a long good life.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwight

      "Cigarette?" "Yes, I know."

      November 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. vashoppermom

    I've loved all of his crazy, twisted movies. Time for the final cut Leslie, RIP

    November 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
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