Beloved comic actor Leslie Nielsen has passed away at the age of 84. He is best known for his roles in hysterical spoof films as well as Scary Movie 4. It was his work as the incompetent Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of films that cemented his status as a legend. Though he got his start sixty years ago in dramatic roles, it was his deadpan delivery in the over-the-top comedies that garnered him fans from all over the world.
His agent confirmed that the actor passed away surrounded by his wife and friends due to complications of pneumonia early Sunday evening. Screen Junkies extends our deepest condolences. We’ve truly lost one of the greats.