Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in “Airplane!” and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in “The Naked Gun” comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

The Canadian-born actor died from complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home at 5:34 p.m., surrounded by his wife, Barbaree, and friends, his agent John S. Kelly said in a statement.

Enjoy some of the highlights from Airplane and the Naked Gun movies!

  1. Peginyears says:

    He was just wonderful in everything he was in, I especially enjoyed his part with the Golden Girls. I watch that final episode and cry every time, feeling that Dorothy was so lucky to find love with the Silver Fox. Good-bye Leslie and know that you left the world with laughter and a sense of suave elegance (with a wink) we can enjoy anytime. An appreciative fan

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