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Leslie Nielsen dies from pneumonia aged 84
Leslie Nielsen, has died, aged 84.
Nielsen, made audiences laugh in comedy films like Airplane! and The Naked Gun.
The Canadian actor's agent said Nielsen passed away in hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
His agent John S. Kelly said that the actor had died due to complications from pneumonia.
Nielsen's nephew Doug told Canadian radio station CJOB that the actor had been in hospital for 12 days with the illness.
'He just fell asleep and passed away,' he said.
'He was truly a nice man. A very caring, naturally funny guy in day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him.
'He was a very tender-hearted man. He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. 'I'll miss him greatly.'
Nielsen's wife Barbaree and his family and friends were at his bedside.