Actor Leslie Nielsen died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

Actor Leslie Nielsen died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

Born on February 11, 1926, Nielsen is most known for his roles in comedies such as Airplane! and The Naked Gun films.

His agent sent out the following 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.”

Mr. Nielsen, 84, died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his lovely wife and dear friends at 5:34pm EST today.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the charity of your choice.

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