Leslie Neilsen passed away on Sunday due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 84. The acclaimed actor of The Naked Gun and Airplane! films was well known for delivering straight faced parody, tremendous on screen talent, and spoof comedy.
Neilsen leaves behind his wife, Barbaree Earl Nielsen, who accompanied by friends and family, was at his side within a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital at the time of his death. Neilsen also leaves behind two daughters, Maura and Thea Neilsen from his second marriage to Alisande Ullman.
Neilsen's nephew Doug offered a statement to CJOB radio with:"Today at 5:30 with his friends and his wife Barbaree by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away. 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." As we all will. Many condolences to Neilsen's family and friends.