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Remembering Leslie Nielsen

The comedy community lost one of its all time greats when “Airplane!” and “Naked Gun” star Leslie Nielsen passed away from pneumonia near his Ft. Lauderdale home yesterday. Fans and celebs are flooding the web with tributes to the late great star, but we think this very candid moment from a Canadian morning show sums up Leslie Nielsen perfectly. Sweet, silly, simultaneously slapstick and dead pan. Rest in peace, Lt. Drebin. You served us well.

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Time: November 29, 2010, 10:27 pm

He is still living.His fans remember him in the bottom of hearts.

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Time: December 5, 2010, 1:15 pm

It’s so tragic that Leslie passed away. I always felt like he should have made more movies and become more famous than he was. The Naked Gun series and Airplane are true classics in my book.

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