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Leslie Nielsen: 1926 – 2010

Slapstick legend

Arguably the biggest and most popular slapstick comedy actor has died aged 84 from complications from pneumonia brought on while battling a staph infection.

For the few that do not recognise his name, you will undoubtedly know him for his roles. A list that include Forbidden Planet, The Naked Gun Trilogy, Airplane!, Surf Ninjas and more recently Scary Movie 4 and Superhero Movie.

Here is a compilation video highlighting many of his best moments in film.

RIP Leslie Nielsen, you will be sorely missed.

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    Leslie left his mark for me on simply his line delivery. He managed to say the silliest things but in the most extraordinary straight faced manner. And his classic 50s movie actor voice is up there with another comedy favourite, Lloyd Bridges!!!