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. these2lanes

    This man needs a hospital!

    A Hospital? What is it?

    It's a big building with patients..... bu that's not important right now

    RIP

    November 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    @Elizabet – you have a serious problem – you could only wish people would say such great things about you when you go.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Di4

    So sad, we'll be missing you
    Rest in peace Leslie Nielson great comedian

    November 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Maria

    RIP Leslie Nielson!! Love his movies 🙂

    November 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ralph

    Funny, Funny Actor. Also loved him in "Forbidden Planet" We are diminished.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    Leslie Nielsen and his wife came into the restaurant where I was working about 20 years ago, and I was lucky enough to serve them. I can honestly say they were extremely down to earth and kind. He told me that he always travelled with his whoopi cushion, and that it was out in the limo(haha).

    November 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MediaSig

    How sad to hear this. R.I.P, Mr. Nielsen. You're talents will be greatly missed by us all.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jean

    In my humble opinion the best comic actor ever, Leslie Nielsen, could make me laugh without even saying a word. He had a full life. Always in my heart and in my life through his movies. RIP Leslie Nielsen!!

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

    R.I.P. Thank You for making us all laugh.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Val55

    Such a great actor who truly seemed to be the kind of person you'd live to have as a friend. RIP Leslie, Thanks for all the laughs you gave us.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chace

    I just wanted to let you know, we're all counting on you!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      But don't call me Shirley! ;o) RIP Leslie, we love you!

      November 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ken

    Sadly, Enrico Palazzo also died this week.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. steve

    I loved that guy.
    he gave me so many laughs in his comedy roles.
    straight face comedy is so hard to pull off and he did it magnificiently.
    rip you crazy dude!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rachbell

    Very funny man. Condolences to hsi famliy.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robbie

    Everyone should see this great actor in "Forbidden Planet." Rest in Peace. We loved you.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rudedog

      He was also fantastic in a Bonanza episode.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
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