Actor Leslie Nielsen from “Airplane” and “The Naked Gun” died on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from complications from pneumonia. He had been hospitalized for the past 2 weeks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and he passed away in his sleep at 5:34 p.m.. Leslie Nielsen was with his wife, Barbaree, and friends when he died. Nielsen is survived by his wife, Barbaree Earl Neilsen, and his two daughters, Maura Nielsen Kaplan and Thea Nielsen Disney.
Leslie Nielsen’s nephew Doug Nielsen told Canadian radio station CKNW,
“Just in this last 48 hours, the infection has gotten too much, he just fell asleep and passed away.”
Leslie Nielsen’s agent John S. Kelly said in a statement,
“We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in ‘The Naked Gun’ series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television.”
Kevin Hart: Wow I just heard that Leslie Nielson passed away…..RIP, I’m glad that I had the opportunity 2 work with the best!!! U will be missed
Melissa Rivers: “OMG RIP Leslie Nielsen such a great funny actor #airplane”
Doug Benson: “I’m gonna run around Disneyland yelling, “Leslie Nielsen is dead!” And then we’ll see if it’s the happiest place on Earth.”
Mark Hoppus: LESLIE NIELSEN DIED?! Surely, you can’t be serious!! That breaks my heart. RIP. You made us all laugh.
Alyssa Milano: Rest in peace, Leslie Nielsen. You made me laugh. –>http://youtu.be/Vl39lR4CnKk
Ryan Seacrest: “Sad to hear about Leslie Nielsen passing. To this day “Airplane” is still one of my favorite comedies ever.”