A sad day for comedy.
Leslie Nielson passed away today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after having complications from pneumonia. His agent made the official announcement:
We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Neilson, 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.
“Surely, you can’t be serious.” “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” Best line in any movie ever. R.I.P.