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Surely you cant be serious, Leslie Nielson dead at 84

By robo_dev ·
Surely you cant be serious?

I am serious...and dont call me Shirley!

The 84-year-old actor died Sunday night in Florida from complications of pneumonia.

Nielsen was a one-time serious dramatic actor from movies such as Forbidden Planet and Poseidon Adventure who got a career revival starting with 1980's Airplane! in which he played the deanpanning Dr. Rumack. It's a schtick he'd carry on as Lt. Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun movies.

"We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60 year career in motion pictures and television," a rep for Nielsen's family tells E! News.

Some popular quotes from the movie Airplane:

"The last thing he said to me, 'Doc,' he said, 'some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Doc,' he said, 'but I won't smell too good, that's for sure.' "

"I haven't seen anything like this since the Anita Bryant concert."

"The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

"I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

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