Very sad to hear about the passing of an acting and comedic legend. For older fans Leslie Nielsen may be remembered more for his role in the 1956 sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" but for younger fans we will remember him from the "Naked Gun" series and of course, "Airplane!".
Recently Nielsen was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital for pneumonia. Yesterday, Dr. Doug Nielsen, Nielsen's nephew, announced to a radio station that Nielsen had died in his sleep around 5:30 p.m. EST, surrounded by family and friends. He was 84 years old.
Here's a great collection of Leslie Nielsen moments.