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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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MarieJosee    

He was one of my favorite actors, he will be missed.

1363 days ago
17.

Bobbie    

Bellaca, even if he was a healthy 84 year old he was still 84 years old. Sad news but not so suprising. He was very funny but also good in the dramatic adventure series Swamp Fox. God bless him for all the smiles he brought to my face.

1363 days ago
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lanie    

I loved, loved, loved, loved him.. He could make ANYTHING funny. He will be sorely missed.

RIP.

1363 days ago
19.

heather    

Very shocked to hear the news of his death me and my family loved him in Airplane and the Naked Gun films. Plus in Scary Movie 3 and 4. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Leslie.

1363 days ago
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hisfanalways    

What a loss. not much more I can say. one of a kind. I'm shocked and heartbroken about this.

1363 days ago
21.

tmzfollower    

I loved every Naked Gun film as well as Airplane and Wrongfully Accused. He was a great and funny actor. RIP Leslie Nielsen. :(

1363 days ago
22.

Audie    

Thanks for the laughs
Rest In Peace

1363 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

his movies brought me great joy, seeing them with my siblings growing up. RIP Mr. Nielsen

1363 days ago
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Observer    

Best known for but not to be forgotten... Leslie was a dramatic actor most of his career until Airplane. Though Wonderful at both he'll surely be remembered for his comedy chops. And sorry, I won't call your Shirley.

Will Miss Ya

1363 days ago
25.

Deanne    

He was the star of some of my favorite comedies....Airplane, Police Squad.....great funny guy! I will miss him!

1363 days ago
26.

Chelsea    

Aw :( RIP. Im Sad.

1363 days ago
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mariacaudle    


He is very fun to be with and he made everybody comfortable to be around him. Heeeeeeeee will be verrrrry missssed. RIP Leslie XXX000.

1363 days ago
28.

l    

Aw He was my Fav. :(
You will be missed by many!!!
R.I.P

1363 days ago
29.

Rickson    

Mr. Nielsen I will miss your humor, class and presence on the big screen! My brother was your banker at one time..I know how nice and real you were to others! Thank you and you will be terribly missed! God Bless to your family.

1363 days ago
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Specimen Yarp    

He did the best slap stick. The look on his face during the Naked Gun movies were the best. I was watching him film a scene for a movie back in the late 90's here in Vancouver and he was taking a break from filming when some shy girls came up asking him for his autograph. I knew he was tired but he didn't hesitate to get up and sign autographs and pose for pictures. A true all around class act. R.I.P.

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