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. habs_96

    From one fellow Canadian to another you were an icon & the great white north has truly lost a legend. Surley you can't be serious, yes I am serious & don't call me Shirley...lol. R.I.P. Leslie you were one of the greats.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SCOOP_010

    God needs a good laugh ..i guess! Rip L.Nielsen

    November 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cmoore

    I'm so sorry to hear this. Leslie, may you rest in peace. You were always one of my favorite actors, EVER!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Fill

    Sad... He always looked great and was sharp. RIP!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John TN

    Let us not forget the classic "Forbidden Planet". His comedies will never be forgotten as they were and are classics as well.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. angie lay

    thanks for the laughs give them hell up there leslie

    November 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The truth

    R.I.P.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shirley

    Enough with the Shirley jokes! You can call me Shirley, if you want. It's my name. RIP Mr N.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Roland-St George, UT

    Looks like he picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue...
    (RIP Leslie Nielsen...you will be missed...)

    November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trixie

      That wasn't him, but yeah, I guess.

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

      That was actually Lloyd Bridges!

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

    Yes, he was funny as heck in those fairly recent films... but please see the 1956 film Forbidden Planet which Mr. Nelson was terrific in as Commander J. J. Adams. That movie was pre-Star Trek and influenced the series in a big way.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tammy kindred

    So sorry about the familys loss he was a very funny actor i liked him alot. he will be sadly missed and best again best wishes to your family.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I've been swimming in raw sewage. . .I LOVE IT!

    Anyone know of OJ's whereabouts? He's probably responsible. . .

    November 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Piglet

    Now that I think about it, this guy has been making me laugh all my life. And he will continue to do so. I'm renting Naked Gun tonight.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joyce

    Mr. Neilsen could easily taken on serious, romantic, leading man roles, as he always had the looks and 'gravitas'. Instead he chose to take himself less seriously, and entertain us with his dry, deadpan humor. I hope his art reflected his life...that he enjoyed his life and laughed long and often, and didn't take his troubles too seriously. Thank you for the laughs you gave to me and many others, time and time again. You will be remembered.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tydicea

    Some other plane of existence just got one of the funniest comedians. Will miss u...R.I.P

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