Today, I regret to inform the uninformed of the death of the comedy genius Leslie Nielsen. You'll know him from his role as the doctor in Airplane!, plus his roles in the Police Squad TV series and the Naked Gun trilogy (Naked Gun, Naked Gun 2 1/2, Naked Gun 33 1/3, haha). He was a brilliant actor but I guess all things come to an end and so he died yesterday at the age of 82 from pneumonia. He's made some brilliant movies, truly he has.
And I don't blow the horn of every actor who dies - if someone stupid like Brad Pitt died, I wouldn't be so bothered. Patrick Swayze's death was just about on my botheredness scale, 'cause Ghost was a damn good movie and apparently he pulled some moves in Saturday Night Fever. But Leslie Nielsen has always been a part of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker partnership which has created Airplane!, The Naked Gun and Police Squad, and he's the key part of all of those movies.
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So, Mr. Nielsen. I'd just like to tell you good luck. We're all counting on you.
ps. Stop calling me Shirley! Ahahahahahaha so many Airplane! quotes.