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. Mel Brooks

    Whaddya mean, Dracula's dead?!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. whodatforreal

    "Surely you must be kidding?" "No, I'm not kidding, and don't call me Shirley" -Airplane
    A legend gone. Rest in peace

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. splasher6

    “They've been cutting back on real actors for a long time,” –Neilsen
    You brought us so much joy and laughter...You'll be missed

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. james Bond

    "ah yes...i had the lasagna." the king of deadpan, RIP!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dubby

    And so, today, November 28th, shall for ever more be Leslie Nielson day. What do you do on such a day you might ask? Why, watch one of his films, of course.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Big Rig

    RIP! I absolutely LOVE your work!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RodinBigD

    I picked a bad week to quit smoking

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

      Nope, that was Lloyd Bridges, but I can understand the confusion. Along with Robert Stack, they were all three traditional dramatic actors playing unexpected comedic roles in Airplane!

      RIP Leslie Nielsen, and thanks for the laughs.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lostrelic

    Dr. Rumack: You'd better tell the captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
    Elaine: A hospital? What is it?
    Dr. Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cebumontessori

    sad to see you go. thanks for all the laughs...you made life more bearable.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Txhotrod

    Hate to hear that another great comedian has passed. He. will be sorely missed, his movies will live on for a long time to come.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gary

    Ever seen a grown man naked?

    November 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. B. A.

    That's too damn bad. Feel like I'm losing a childhood friend.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Quarles

    Thank you for all the fun!!! Truly a good soul that will be missed! RIP

    November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Don

    Another great Canadian gone

    November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. El David

    You will be missed... Love ur work...

    November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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