Skip to main content

 title=

Actor Leslie Nielsen, best known for his film roles in "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" series, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, his family said.

Nielsen, 84, died in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his wife and friends.

"In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the charity of your choice," the family said in a statement.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/...

I always really enjoyed his movies.  His slapstick comedy sent me into tears of laughters many a time.

I remember when I first met my hustband and he came out to New Zealand and we rented  a Naked Gun movie, laughing so hard we both cried and our faces hurt.

Laughter is indeed the best medicine.  Here are some clips to comemorate his life and career.

May he rest in peace.  My thoughts go out to his family.

And after the week I have had, it was really really good to watch some of them again and LAUGH!

One of these days I will get a diary on the rec list that isn't about someone dying.  Thank you everyone.

Originally posted to GlowNZ on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 06:47 PM PST.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

tk421, skybluewater, Trix, Jack K, Bill in Portland Maine, Mogolori, Brainwrap, hyperbolic pants explosion, teacherken, glitterscale, mickT, cosbo, Pandora, Powered Grace, BigOkie, LynChi, mslat27, moira977, object16, Paulie200, PBCliberal, mint julep, Cassandra77, mbayrob, twcollier, macleme, Bensdad, scamp, taonow, BruinKid, ThatsNotFunny, lirtydies, revsue, Texknight, psnyder, Barbara Morrill, danthrax, businessdem, pat bunny, grannyhelen, Noodles, Viola Lee, westyny, jaywillie, astronautagogo, Bulldawg, NYFM, defluxion10, TX Scotia, Greg in TN, annetteboardman, RebeccaG, cevad, walkshills, Diana in NoVa, zerelda, WV Democrat, NapaJulie, Pozzo, GeegeeMI, greeseyparrot, Jersey Joe, Big Tex, soros, ExStr8, bloomer 101, historys mysteries, Bluesee, radarlady, escapee, Tinfoil Hat, Kewalo, blueyedace2, grimjc, TigerMom, Gary Norton, dansk47, jimreyn, Katchoo, lotlizard, sunbro, Galindo, SBandini, Savvy813, GGAllin, Shotput8, serrano, turnover, FindingMyVoice, MsLibrarian, bookwoman, Ekaterin, fhcec, greatdarkspot, begone, Mehitabel9, reddbierd, RiaD, Mother Mags, happynz, steve nelson, Debbie in ME, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Kingsmeg, Clytemnestra, edwardssl, BlueInARedState, emeraldmaiden, Kimball Cross, liberalconservative, koNko, dougymi, triv33, TalkieToaster, global citizen, Lashe, 4Freedom, nonnie9999, SadieSue, Derfel, Frank Cocozzelli, MarciaJ720, doinaheckuvanutjob, Turbonerd, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, RantNRaven, djalix976, nannyboz, PhilW, Temmoku, markthshark, AndrewOG, Aaa T Tudeattack, NonnyO, GoldnI, janosnation, dov12348, fisheye, bluicebank, BeninSC, Habitat Vic, JohnMac, FWIW, ColoTim, puakev, Cofcos, noofsh, Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle, DWG, sfbob, Strabo, bnasley, jayden, snowshoeblue, Uberbah, millwood, Moderation, gchaucer2, Wreck Smurfy, JML9999, sable, Terra Mystica, Empower Ink, chicago minx, gizmo59, jwinIL14, Light Emitting Pickle, skymutt, mconvente, Devsd, JeffW, JaxDem, geez53, Youffraita, elwior, brooklynbadboy, ajr111240, royce, rubine, priceman, palantir, Simply Agrestic, toom, Diogenes2008, maxcat06, LaFeminista, multilee, Ripeness Is All, Fonsia, Dirtandiron, snackdoodle, greengemini, Discipline28, janmtairy, Partisan Progressive, velvet blasphemy, bigmikek7, indres, geebeebee, oxfdblue, allep10, kevinpdx, IreGyre, CityLightsLover, Houston Gardener, ArthurPoet, astral66, Larsstephens, RinaX, Railfan, hatecloudsyourthoughts, commonmass, smileycreek, David PA, Johnnythebandit, Observerinvancouver, amk for obama, PurpleMyst, pixxer, 2020adam, rfall, Grumpy Young Man, sharonsz, Betty Pinson, MsGrin, ericlewis0, Loose Fur, science nerd, HylasBrook, not4morewars, mallyroyal, slice, Rockpopple, annieli, gobears2000, The Bohemian Rebel, Front Toward Enemy, Quite Contrary, oakland60, bgblcklab1, Mz LadyPhoenix, BlueJessamine, QuestionAuthority, Mistral Wind, OhioNatureMom, bookgirl, beantown mom, Billdbq, crando47, boomerchick, mrsgoo, Cinnamon Rollover, Muskegon Critic, marigold, RfrancisR, Ravoon, Sark Svemes, Jantman, ariseatex, KingofSpades, Rejoinder, piratedan, Prairie D, HamptonRoadsProgressive, IndieGuy, delmardougster, DollyMadison, Tyler R, jan4insight, Julian Domain, bluefaction, Musket Man, craigh

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site