Naked gone

Comic legend Leslie Nielsen, who starred in some of the best film comedies ever produced, has died at the age of 84, after losing his battle with pneumonia.

Nielsen, whose roles in Airplane!, the Naked Gun series already mark him down as a legend in the world of film funniness, also starred in one of the finest ever television sitcoms: Police Squad, which was the forerunner to the Naked Gun series. He also had a long career in his younger days as a serious dramatic actor, before discovering that he had the funny bone.

‘Just in this last 48 hours, the infection has gotten too much and today at 5.30am, with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,’ said his nephew Doug to Canadian radio station CJOB. RIP.

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