Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen has died in hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he was being treated for pneumonia the past two weeks, according to reports.
The star of popular comedies as “Airplane!” and the “Naked Gun” series passed away Sunday, according to reports attributed to his nephew Doug Nielsen.
Yesterday at 5:30 with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away, Doug Nielsen told Manitoba radio station CJOB.
Born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Regina, Sask., Leslie William Nielson has appeared in more than 100 movies and 1,500 television programs.
His older brother, Eric Nielson, who died in 2008, was deputy prime minister of Canada in the 1980s.
We’ve made a video slideshow about Leslie Nielsen titled “Forever Leslie Nielsen“, let’s look back his career life through some photos:
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Leslie Nielsen, R.I.P.