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Matt McGloin

Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead at the Age of 84


Leslie Nielsen died Sunday afternoon as a result of complications from pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The actor was 84. Nielsen reportedly was hospitalized for almost two weeks due to the infection. He was surrounded by his wife and loved ones. According to ABC Nielsen's nephew, Doug Nielsen, stated, "Today at 5:30, with his friends and his wife Barbaree by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away." "He was truly a nice man. A very caring, naturally funny guy in day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him. He was a very tender-hearted man. He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. I'll miss him greatly." Nielsen became famous portraying various characters in movies such as Airplane and Naked Gun. The Canadian born actor played a spoof of Peter Parker's Uncle Ben in Superhero Movie where he played Uncle Albert.