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    Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:55:00

    Actor Leslie Nielsen Dies   - He was 84-years-young

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    White-haired actor Leslie Nielsen, known for his hysterical work in spoof comedy and satires like The Naked Gun and Airplane!, has passed away. Heaven has gotten a little bit funnier and more slapstick'y now that Nielsen is passing through the pearly gates. Nielsen was just 84-years-young and passed away from pneumonia at his home near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He died at 5:34 PM ET, surrounded by his wife and friends, according to his agent.

    Nielsen had been hospitalized for nearly two weeks as a result of pneumonia, his agent also said.

    Nielsen was known for a brand of humor unlike no other. His comedic style blended a slapstick zaniness with sharp, clever speech. He was the master of the American spoof with his characters like Frank Dreben paving the way for a myriad of films from the Scary Movie franchise to pretty much every other flick making fun of something else...

    His influence will be felt forever, and thankfully, he'll continue to bring smiles on DVD and BLu Ray.

    What was your favorite Nielsen role? I personally loved his "Nice beaver" quote to Priscilla Presley in Naked Gun and I also loved him as Lucas in the final episodes of The Golden Girls.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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