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Hollywood comic legend Nielsen dies

Hollywood comic legend Nielsen dies
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Comic actor Leslie Nielsen has died aged 84.

Best known for his roles in the movie Airplane and the Naked Gun films, Nielsen is reported to have died of complications from pneumonia in Florida.

The son of a Canadian mounted policeman, Nielsen was an air force aerial gunner and also a disc jockey before later becoming an actor.

His on-screen career would span some 60 years, with him appearing in more than a 100 films.

However, it will probably be his dead pan delivery, particularly as bumbling cop Lieutenant Frank Drebin, that he will be best remembered for. Nielsen is said to have died in hospital, near his home in Fort Lauderdale, surrounded by family and friends.