Canadian-born comedy actor Leslie Nielsen died today of complications from pneumonia, at age 84. Many Boing Boing readers will know him best as the star of eighties schlock-LOL films such as Airplane and The Naked Gun, but man, he was so great in the (very brief) 1982 TV series Police Squad, on which Naked Gun was based. And the awesome 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. Many embeds follow.
Goodbye, Mr. Nielsen. You were one of the greats.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.