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jjbennett
29-11-10, 00:58
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/11/28/comedian-leslie-nielsen-dead-at-84/

Veteran comedian and actor Leslie Nielsen has died in a Florida hospital, his family confirmed to Global News on Sunday evening. The Canadian actor was 84.
Nielsen rose to fame with roles in the Airplane and Naked Gun film franchises. He had apparently been suffering from pneumonia for more than a week.
“Today at 5:30 with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” his nephew Doug Nielsen told Manitoba radio station CJOB68. (http://www.cjob.com/Landing/Story.aspx?ID=1318402)


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Rest in piece, such a brilliant actor.

Squibbly
29-11-10, 01:01
Good thing I checked before I hit the submit button on the thread I was making.

Very sad. RIP, Leslie. :(

TheRCroft
29-11-10, 01:02
I can't believe. I grew up watching his comedy movies, I even talked about him yesterday. A big loss for the cinema and for the world. May he rest in peace.

drakl0r
29-11-10, 01:03
May he rest in peace....this is sad :(

Chocola teapot
29-11-10, 01:04
RIP,

Everything/ everyone comes to an end...

Sadly.

Legend of Lara
29-11-10, 01:06
Nooooooo. D:

That's awful. :(

Spong
29-11-10, 01:09
What!? No!? :eek:

To a man who made so many millions of people laugh with just a simple facial expression or asking not to be called Shirley, you'll be sorely missed.

R.I.P. Leslie Nielson :(

igonge
29-11-10, 01:19
Oh no! I loved that guy. This is really upsetting news. May he RIP :(

miss.haggard
29-11-10, 01:20
Damn it, more ****ty news. Airplane! is one of my absolute favorite movies. I was really hoping he was going to live forever.

scremanie
29-11-10, 01:22
OH MU GOD!!! NO! :(

This is horrible.

I love his movies! :(

Eddie Haskell
29-11-10, 01:48
I knew him before he evolved into a comic captain in Airplane. One of my favorite movies as a boy was a classic sci-fi called Forbidden Planet (highly recommended). He played the captain in that straight to type, and he had the commanding presence necessary to pull it off.

I know that most young people today know him from the comedy movies and the police squad tv show. And it is a testament to his acting skill that he was able to make the transition so easily. He will be missed.

Alpharaider47
29-11-10, 01:50
Such a shame :( The world's lost another brilliant person. May he rest in peace!

Ceamonks890
29-11-10, 02:06
Oh no!! Leslie Nielson is dead:(

That's really sad. The last movie I saw him in was Superhero Movie. Another great legend is now gone.

R.I.P Leslie Nielson:( I wish all the best to his family and friends.

scremanie
29-11-10, 02:06
I just went and told my mum Liam Neeson died........... /facepalm

:pi:

miss.haggard
29-11-10, 02:07
I just went and told my mum Liam Neeson died........... /facepalm

I would cry.

Tonyrobinson
29-11-10, 02:08
Oh my Goodness!
RIP You great man and comedy legend. :(

scremanie
29-11-10, 02:11
I would cry.

Same. :(

He did the voice of the dad in Fallout 3!! D:

QiX
29-11-10, 02:12
Man, what a loss... Such a talented comedian. Just the sight of his face was enough to make you smile, a slight move in the eyebrows can make you pee in the pants. He will be missed. RIP Leslie :(

miss.haggard
29-11-10, 02:14
Same. :(

He did the voice of the dad in Fallout 3!! D:

And Aslan!

scremanie
29-11-10, 02:16
And Aslan!

:yik:

REALLY?!

I did not know this.. :pi:

Eddie Haskell
29-11-10, 02:30
For all of you who don't know him as he was in the day, that is a serious actor, watch this. He was a man's man in those days. Also, who says that everything in Star Wars was original?

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Spong
29-11-10, 02:33
I liked him in Columbo too :tmb:. He played serious in that.

voltz
29-11-10, 02:59
I think I'm going to be hitting the bottle hard tonite.

robm_2007
29-11-10, 03:09
Leslie Nielsen! He was so funny!

Poor guy, I didnt think anything could kill him over, he seemed to be a healthy senior. RIP, Shirley.

Raider4Ever96
29-11-10, 03:20
Nooo!! :(. R.i.p.

Tommy123
29-11-10, 03:44
Thats awful!

He was really funny :(

RIP

Stosh
29-11-10, 03:48
Very sad. I really liked him. RIP. :(

Check out his versatility and longevity HERE (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/)

sandygrimm
29-11-10, 05:26
Oh my word! He died? Such a funny comedian, even if many thought his comedy's were junk. I thought he'd never die:( Hope he earned his immortality.

Miharu
29-11-10, 05:34
I loved his movies! Such a shame! :(

But remember he lived a long life and the fact that he made millions of people laugh makes it a good long life. I'm sure he's doing fine wherever he is. ;)

R.I.P :)

EscondeR
29-11-10, 05:36
R.I.P.

That's indeed a great loss for the cinematography and society in general :(

pizzabob18
29-11-10, 06:13
I can't believe this news, RIP Lesley!

As a tribute, I just watched The Naked Gun and Airplane back to back, such classic comedies. He will be missed!

H4RR7H
29-11-10, 08:04
A very sad day. I loved Leslie Nielson, grew up with his movies; The Naked Guns, Wrongfully Accused... and his cameos in Scary Movie 3 + 4 were awesome! :vlol:

R.I.P. :(

tlr online
29-11-10, 08:05
Rip.

BlueJ97
29-11-10, 08:10
:eek: :(:(:(: :'(:'(
goodbye may you rest in peace :(

ShadyCroft
29-11-10, 08:51
The Naked Gun guy ? :eek: No, just no! :o

Rest in peace, Leslie ! :(

TR FAN 18
29-11-10, 09:01
Just saw this. I loved the Naked Gun films, they always made me laugh. Such a shame that he has died. :(

tampi
29-11-10, 09:02
No more crazy movies:(


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irishhips
29-11-10, 09:10
RIP....old dude!!! :(

Croft_Original
29-11-10, 09:11
I'll miss his barmyness too.:( I love the naked gun films and Police Squad.:)

Croft.

Alex Fly
29-11-10, 09:42
Awww I've always appreciated him. I will miss him ! These are sad news... RIP Leslie. :(

Lara Croft!
29-11-10, 10:41
R.i.p.

jaywalker
29-11-10, 11:00
RIP :( a genuinely funny man.. So many people assume he was just a clown in movies, but he started out in dramas etc, and if you watch his first few comedies he even plays those deadpan straight, but thats what makes them funnier :)

amore-guy
29-11-10, 11:12
NOOOOOOOOOOOO:(:(:(
oh my god!! NO WAY:(
RIP Leslie Nielsen :(

tampi
29-11-10, 12:16
But how nice to be remembered by so many funny moments, right?:)

Dennis's Mom
29-11-10, 12:34
Most of y'all aren't old enough to understand how Airplane changed things for comedy. That style of comedy is standard now, but Airplane was earth-shattering. It was utterly new and unique when it came out.

Truly a sad day for comedy lovers everywhere. Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue. :(

Stosh
29-11-10, 15:18
Yes. Besides the many funny lines there are a lot of sight gags.
Gotta pay close attention! :D

Underworld2008
29-11-10, 15:22
Ah no he's so great and funny :/ Sadly missed in the world of film

may he R.I.P x

lara c. fan
29-11-10, 15:22
Damn it, more ****ty news. Airplane! is one of my absolute favorite movies. I was really hoping he was going to live forever.

I agree with this.

RIP Leslie Nielsen. :(

DragonSlayer
29-11-10, 15:41
R.I.P Leslie you will be missed. By leslie :wve:

I just want you to know we're all counting on you and don't call me Shirley.

His 3 best roles
Frank Drebin
The guy in Airplane sorry don't remember the character's name
and the president of the USA in Scary Movie.

robm_2007
29-11-10, 15:44
^ the US president was how i first knew him. I saw some of Airplane and The naked gun on youtube or tv, but i actually saw a whole film of his in Scary Movie 3. such a funny guy :p

lara c. fan
29-11-10, 15:44
Dr Rumack. :p

Underhoe
29-11-10, 15:48
That's so hard to believe...May he rest in peace.

EgyptianSoul
29-11-10, 20:00
You've earned your rest Leslie.

You had a great life and will be remembered forever for your achievements.

Thank you for being you.

:hug:

Love2Raid
29-11-10, 20:12
Awwww. I have enjoyed and still enjoy his comedy movies so damn much! :(

Thanks for the many laughs, r.i.p.

Edit:
This movie is not so well-known compared to the 'big ones' like Naked Gun and quite underrated, but it's hilarious in my opinion. If you like comedy and Dracula, you should totally watch it. It's ridiculous, lol:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112896/

Man, this news is so depressing. :(

Nemo_91
29-11-10, 20:35
:(

Airplane is one of my favourite movies.

RIP Leslie.

DragonSlayer
02-12-10, 17:59
Not sure where i read this could have been on here or over on the same topic on GTAforums.

Someone was talking about his ability to ignore all the chaos going on around him in the naked gun movies which made me think i would have liked to have seen him in inception in the scene where Leonardo Di Caprio and Ellen Page are sitting at the cafe when everything around them started flying into the air, i can picture leslie sitting there continuing to read his newspaper while ignoring everything that was happening around him.

FloTheMachine
02-12-10, 18:41
He was amazing :( RIP