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Monday, November 29, 2010

Comic Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead at Eighty-Four

Canadian born actor Leslie Nielsen passed away on Sunday morning at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Nielsen was best known for his abrupt career transition from serious leading man roles in Science Fiction and Crime drama roles to bumbling funnyman in hit comedies like Airplane, Police Squad and the Naked Gun. The eighty-four year old actor had been battling pneumonia for the past two weeks before succumbing to the illness. Nielsen's wife and friends were at his bedside at the time of his death.

Here is a young Nielsen as the leading man in the classic Science Fiction flick, Forbidden Planet.



The hilarious intro from the Police Squad series.


Leslie, appears in a cell phone commercial in Holland.



RIP, Leslie.

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