DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Leslie Nielsen (aged 84)
Canadian actor (Naked Gun)
Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.
DEATH: In November 2010, Nielsen was admitted to Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with pneumonia. On 28 November, Doug Nielsen, Nielsen’s nephew, told the CJOB radio station that 84-year-old Nielsen had died in his sleep from pneumonia around 5:30 pm EST surrounded by family and friends. His body was interred in Fort Lauderdale’s Evergreen Cemetery. As a final bit of humor, Nielsen chose “Let ‘er rip” as his epitaph.