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. steve

    rip one of my fav. comedy actors and to his family and fans you have lost a dear sweet man

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

    You will live on in the body of work left on film. I look forward to sharing some of your most entertaining work with my son (when he is old enough to appreciate it). My deepest sympathies to the Neilsen family.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mattmchugh

    Eveyone remembers his perfect deapan schtick in the Airplane/Naked Gun movies (and rightly so), but it's Commander John J. Adams in "Forbidden Planet" that will always be his signature performance for me. Godspeed, Leslie.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vezalo

    RIP. Heaven just got a whole lot funnier.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sweet bunny

    You will be missed never forgotten peace and love to you and yours

    November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Name*Phyllis Southall

    What a funny man. May he rest in peace.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nightlite7

    Crap. Bet Saint Peter plays the Shirley gag with him. RIP.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Keksi

    "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5t5_O8hdA&feature=related"

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MJ

    Thanx for making us LOL at our very own lives!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thorrsman

    Forbidden Planet.

    His later comments about that role show the common intellectual depth of actors, but he did know how to make people laugh.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Spendlove

    Rest in peace dude.. we'll always have Airplane.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steve

    He was a fine actor and a great talent. Although he will be best known for his comedy, he was a damn fine serious actor also. Remembered watching him in "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand....and he was Blanche's uncle that wound up marrying Dorothy in "The Golden Girls"....and of course, "Airplane!"

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. trivikrama dasa

    May your next life be joyful, as you've brought so many laughs to so many.
    Hare Krsna.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John Robertson

    RIP another great Canadian

    November 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jenna223717

    RIP Leslie, you made me proud to have you as a fellow Canadian. You'll never be forgotten.

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