Classic comic actor Leslie Nielsen dead at 84

MONTREAL — Veteran comedy actor Leslie Nielsen, star of the hit movies “Airplane” and “Naked Gun” has died, a Canadian radio station reported, quoting his nephew. He was 84.

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Published: Mon 29 Nov 2010, 10:15 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:34 AM

“With his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” Doug Nielsen told a Manitoba radio station, adding that he had died due to complications from pneumonia

With a career starting in television in the 1950s, Nielsen became famous for his deadpan performances in spoofs such as the 1980 hit “Airplane!”.

The “Naked Gun” franchise, in a similar vein, made millions of dollars in box offices worldwide.

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