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.