Monday, November 29, 2010
Leslie Nielsen Dies at 84
Beloved comic actor Leslie Nielsen who starred in 'Airplane!,' 'The Naked Gun' and 'Police Squad' dies at 84.
The funnyman who Roger Ebert once referred to as the "Laurence Olivier of spoofs" passed away after suffering complications from pneumonia.
News of Nielsen's death was reported on Canadian radio station CJOB Sunday.
Nielsen's nephew told CJOB that the actor had been in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 12 days and that with family and friends by his side at 5:30pm Sunday "he just fell asleep and passed away."
Nielsen also was married to: Monica Boyer, 1950-1955; Sandy Ullman, 1958-74; and Brooks Oliver, 1981-85.
Nielsen and his second wife had two daughters, Thea and Maura.