News of Leslie Nielsen’s death sparked sadness amongst stars and fans.
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Celebrities took to Twitter to remember Leslie Nielsen, who passed away at 84 on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after being treated for pneumonia (read more).
Fellow comedian Russell Brand used a pun in a Tweet to remember the late actor, using Nielson’s iconic line from his 1980 spoof Airplane!. Brand Tweeted, “RIP. Leslie Nielsen. Shirley, he will be missed.”
Canadian-born Leslie Nielsen passed away at 84 on Sunday November 28th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after being treated for pneumonia.
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Nielsen is known for making audiences laugh with movies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun.
Nielsen’s agent, John. S. Kelly, confirmed that the actor died on Sunday at 5:34 p.m. near his home in Florida, surrounded by his “lovely wife and friends”, due to complications of pneumonia. He had been hospitalized for almost two weeks from the pneumonia.