Actor Leslie Nielson has died at the age of 84.  Best known for his work in Airplane! and Naked Gun.

I know what you’re thinking, “Surely you can’t be serious!”  Yes.  I’m serious, and don’t call me Shirley.

According to his agent, Nielson died surrounded by his friends and relatives from complications due to pneumonia and issued the following statement:

“We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in THE NAKED GUN series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60 year career in motion pictures and television.”

“Mr. Nielsen, 84, died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by his lovely wife and dear friends at 5:34pm EST today.”

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