Actor Leslie Nielsen dies at 84 - - Jackson, MS

Actor Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen has died.

The master of pratfalls and parody died at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Nielsen was being treated there for pneumonia. The Canadian-born actor was known for several comedic roles, including the hapless doctor in "Airplane" and the accident-prone detective in the "Naked Gun" series.

Leslie Nielsen was 84 years old.

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