Leslie Nielsen, star of ‘Airplane’ and the ‘Naked Gun’ comedies, dies at 84 in a Florida hospital
He was 84. He died of complications�from pneumonia, said his publicist David Kramer.
Nielsen was 54 and well established from hundreds of modest movie and television roles before he almost accidentally stumbled into “Airplane!,” which was released in 1980 and launched one of the unlikeliest, goofiest and giddiest second careers in modern movie history.
- Actor Leslie Nielsen, known for comedies ‘Naked Gun’ and ‘Airplane!’, dies in Fla. at age 84 (pbpulse.com)