God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84. The Canadian-born actor died from complications from pneumonia.

Most will remember him for his good-natured tomfoolery and goofy ways, but I'll just as often remember him as the captain of the spaceship in Forbidden Planet. Man, this one hurts, I really liked him. Still, I can't deny that he earned the rest. He was one of the greats.
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