The great comic actor from films such as Airplane! and Naked Gun died Sunday, November 28th at a hospital near his Florida home from complications with pneumonia. He was 84 years old. A horde of celebrities have taken to honoring the memory of Lt. Frank Drebin (his Naked Gun character) on Twitter, quoting their favorite lines from his movies. David Hinckley of the New York Daily News writes, “Nielsen's deadpan approach made him seem like a character who had wandered in from another movie, often speaking in absurdities and non sequiturs.”
Nielsen was married four times and is survived by two children.