Airplane! Star Leslie Nielsen Dead at Age 84
Doug Nielsen, his nephew, told CJOB talk radio station in Canada that the actor passed away at a hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Canadian actor had been hospitalized for nearly two weeks as a result of pneumonia.
“Just in this last 48 hours, the infection has gotten too much and today at 5.30, with his friends and his wife by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away,” Doug told the radio station.
Nielsen was best known for his roles as Dr. Rumack in the 1980 film Airplane! and his performance as Detective Frank Drummond in The Naked Gun film series.