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. NobodySpecial

    You will be missed, Leslie. Your legacy will live on in your movies. Hope you are giving the Big Guy alot of laughs! R.I.P., Leslie. "Surely," you are one of the greatest.

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

      Stop calling me Shirley!

      November 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. missrozita

    Sad news!!! He was so hillarious! You always hope the good ones will stay around forever. RIP!!!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    RIP. He was my son's favorite actor. He loved him in Airplane and the Naked Gun movies.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Junior35

    sa-da-tay!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TheTruth

    Man, that really sucks. Thank you for all the amazing laugh's Leslie.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Julie

    "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." Love you, Leslie Nielsen! One of the funniest men ever! God bless.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mack

    You spelled his last name wrong on the CNN home page. Nice going CNN.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhondi

      Take it easy, it's CNN, not like they are doing this for money or something.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vijew

    🙁 he was a great actor. Sry to see him go.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. philip

    Him was a nice man

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Drew

    I still remember going to see 'The Naked Gun' with my parents in the theater when it came out. I still think it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and I will never forget how hard my father was laughing. Laughter is the best medicine, and Leslie helped make a lot of folks feel better. RIP, Leslie!!

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. C

    Oh my God, what a loss.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rick springfield

    Leslie was a friend of the town of Guthrie, Ok. It reminded him of the old towns of Europe as many of the builders were immigrants who brought building styles from France, Italy, and Russia. Leslie also loved the local golf course Cedar Valley and his photo is featured on billboards. Leslie will be missed but he sure gave us good memories. So, Lt. Drebin, I say 10-7, 10-98, and 10-15 to that station in the sky....

    November 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nakedgun

    RIP and thanks for all the laughs! "I want a world where Frank junior and all the Frank juniors can sit under a shady tree, breathe the air, swim in the ocean, and go into a 7-11 without an interpreter"

    November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Thaddeus

    Ludwig: Cuban?
    Drebin: No, Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales.

    Namaste, Mr Nielsen. Namaste.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. doug

    "look, it's the air force with their new round planes"...lol.the scene was a parody from war of the worlds....I forget the movie's name though..duh

    November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RobGee

      Wasn't it one of the Scary Movies? Five I believe.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
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