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Leslie Nielsen

Dies

11/29/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84.

Leslie Nielsen Dead
His agent tells TMZ Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET.

Nielsen was best known for his roles in "Airplane" and the "Naked Gun" series. His "Airplane" co-star, Barbara Billingsley, passed away last month.

Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

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GEL    

And so passes another comedic legend and nice man. He was someone you NEVER heard a bad thing about...he will be missed.

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GEL    

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Alvin Law    

Rest in Peace.

1331 days ago
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Alexis    

Don't forget he was in "Tammy and the bachelor" as well !

Loved him so much!

RIP

:(

1331 days ago
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Cooper    

Alexis: Loved him in "Tammy and the Bachelor" - my first celebrity crush........

1331 days ago
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addy    

I was just watching Wrongfully Accused yesterday afternoon, then when reading the news this morning hear this... sad news.

I love most of his movies, especially the greats from the 80's and 90's. Great actor -- the best in the genre in my opinion. He will be missed by his fans.

RIP Mr. Nielsen.

1331 days ago
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Vince Robles    

He truly was and forever will be one of the funniest men on the plant. RIP Leslie Nielsen

1331 days ago
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Hummingbrd    

So sad to hear this,I loved him. R.I.P. Leslie.

1331 days ago
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Wishbone    

RIP Mr. Neilson.

1331 days ago
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Marilyn    

Couldn't help but think of Harvey when I heard this news. Always tough to lose a favorite. I'll be rewatching Forbidden Planet tonight and raising a glass to Mr. Nielsen.

1331 days ago
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BIG_G    

R.I.P
Remember when he was in that movie CREEPSHOW.
good stuff.....

1331 days ago
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jack    

Not many comedians on the tube today can make audiences belly laugh like Mr. Nielsen - a great one has passed!

1331 days ago
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Laura    

Such a sad loss of a comedy legend. Memories can last a lifetime, share yours on behalf of all who loved him.
Please leave a tribute for Leslie at http://1000memories.com/leslie-nielson/

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Paul B    

Back in 1993, I saw Leslie Nielsen during his book tour. I had him sign his book (The Naked Truth) with "Nice Beaver!! Luck and Laughs! Leslie Nielsen" When he heard what I wanted him to write, he laughed out loud and eagerly grabbed for my book. He also signed my Laser Disc covers of the Police Squad! episodes, the Naked Gun Movies (1 and 2), Airplane! and Forbidden Planet. I mailed him a picture of me with him with a SASE and he signed it and returned it (unlike Gilligan when I met him). Anyway, I'm sad that this very funny and nice guy is no longer on our planet. RIP Leslie - You will be missed.

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Michelle    

NOOOOOOOO!!!! :( You will be missed Leslie!

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