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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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ThoughtfulComments    

He gave so much laughter to so many people - a very special contribution to the world. RIP.

1364 days ago
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Ron    

At the age of seventeen, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was trained as an aerial gunner during the latter part of World War II (but was too young to be fully trained and sent overseas)

1364 days ago
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Jay    

an absolute legend at any genre, the world has lost one of its greats

1364 days ago
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Doug    

He was the swamp fox in Disney shows when I was a kid (in the '50s.) It was great to see him come back in the '70s and '80s. Leslie was a really great actor, and a wonderful family man....a great guy...

1364 days ago
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Eris    

Poor Harvey must be in mourning already.

1364 days ago
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kim purdy    

Love you Shirley, from your home town of Edmonton , Alberta. A great man: (

1364 days ago
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Liz    

Met him once. He was a funny, kind, gentleman. Condolences to his family.

1364 days ago
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Mike Rowave    

I am serious....and don't call me Shirley

1364 days ago
99.

Randy    

That sucks.

1364 days ago
100.

Mel    

I loved Swamp Fox and all the Tammy movies. He was SO handsome! Seems many don't recall that he didn't embark in comedic roles until much later in his career.

RIP Leslie

1364 days ago
101.

JJ    

I have never laughed so hard over someone's death as I have reading some of the comments here. Brings back great memories. RIP Leslie. You were truly a great one...Heaven has never been funnier than it is tonight.

1364 days ago
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Mayu    

makes me want to cry. He was hilarious. I always laughed till tears were rolling down my face when watching the naked gun movies.

1364 days ago
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MP    

Oh, that's so sad to hear. He was one of a kind, surely.

1364 days ago
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mark citron    

Frank you were one of a kind, you will be miessed by all

thank you for all you laughs

1364 days ago
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CloBird    

Rest in peace and thank you for the laughs.
Leslie Nielsen dead--"Shirley,you can't be serious!"

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