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Leslie Nielsen


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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yea, leslie nielsen was a hilarious comic actor
but i will always remember him as the dramatic, and romantic, leading man in one of the greatest sci fi movies ever made.....forbidden planet
Posted at 6:46 PM on Nov 28, 2010 by s belwraaith



1394 days ago


Oh no, he was a hero of mine. I loved him
You will be missed Les,
now go and make God laugh

1394 days ago

bring back recent posts    

..I'm sad hearing about this, end of life sucks, however, I pray to god he didn't suffer and when he fell asleep, he KNEW how much he was loved by sooooooooo many who never knew a true comic genious! his films r now classics and Im sure he knew that is good..he left his mark in his lifetime for us! hugs to the family..

1394 days ago


This was a true funny man. Laughs don't come this good any more.
Good CLEAN funny stuff is slowly slipping away. Pray for the family and their loss. Thanks folks.

1394 days ago


One of the things about Leslie Nielsen that set him apart was his skill at both dramatic and comedic roles. His ability to cross over from dramatic roles (where he typically played the "bad guy") paved the way for actors like Robert De Niro who do the same thing. Whatever the role, he was convincing. HE was a great talent who will be missed. He was also known as a true gentleman who never took himself or his profession too seriously. May he rest in peace.

1394 days ago


Surely he will be missed.

RIP friend.

1394 days ago


RIP Mr. Nielsen, a truly class act. You will live on forever. Heaven is laughing harder tonight.

It's the same old story.
Boy finds girl.

Boy loses girl. Girl finds boy.

Boy forgets girl. Boy remembers girl.

Girl dies in a blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.


No, the worst.

1394 days ago

Jeff Becker    

Great actor. Thanks for the laughs;(

1394 days ago


This makes me so sad! When the actors in your favorite movie as a kid start dieing, it really makes you feel old.
RIP Leslie, or 317537 on a calculator upside down; I'll miss you a TON!!!!!

1394 days ago

Paul B    

You are a wonderful entertainer, I watch you growing up, and I laughed and laughed, Leslie you leave me with some wonderful memories. You are one of the great's, May you have a wonderful journey, you will be sadly missed, but not forgotten, until we met again. Paul.

1394 days ago


RIP your unique comedy/acting will be missed by millions. ='(

1394 days ago

Sad sad    

:( Can't believe that RIP. Airplane marathon in order.

1394 days ago


My grandma loves his Naked Gun movies. Sad.

1394 days ago

Carl S    

R/I/P loved ya work old buddy

1394 days ago


Thank You for all the laughter.

1394 days ago
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