Posted Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM PST by Tom Landy
The renowned funnyman best known for starring in 'The Naked Gun' series has passed away.
The Canadian actor also known for 'Airplane!,' 'Forbidden Planet,' and a memorable dark role in 'Creepshow' has died this past Sunday in his sleep with his friends and his wife Barbaree by his side.
Nielsen was nominated for two Emmys, two Gemini Awards, and won the ACTRA Award of Excellence in 2003.
Battling a staph infection, Nielsen eventually succumbed due to complications from pneumonia. He was 84.
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