Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute To “The Naked Gun” Actor Leslie NielsenNovember 30th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Nov 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen, who won millions of hearts with his charismatic acting skill and funny man character breathed his last on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His spokesperson John S. Kelly announced the news to the media and said that the veteran actor died after battling against pneumonia. Leslie Nielsen is survived by his fourth wife Barbaree Lee Nielsen, his daughters Maura Nielsen Kaplan and Thea Nielsen Disney and his brother Eric.
The death of Leslie Nielsen has brought in a wave of sorrow among his fans and throughout Hollywood and who’s who of the film fraternity has come forward to express their condolence and pay tribute to the star. The social networking sites are full of messages from “The Naked Gun” actor’s fans and celebrities who expressed their sadness. Nicki Minaj, the Young Money star remembered Leslie Nielsen by saying that he was one of the funniest actors of all times. Russell Brand, the comedian also took to Twitter where he stated that the “Shirley” of “Airplane!” will be missed by everyone. For “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest “Airplane!” is one of his favorite comedies.
Tony Hawk, the superstar of Skateboard thanked Leslie Nielsen for his contribution in the film industry. He asked everyone to pay proper respect to the actor and not to call him Shirley. Among other celebrities Snoop Dogg, Rainn Wilson, Denise Richards also expressed their condolence at the unfortunate demise of the star. Andrew Alexander, CEO of Second City, who trained many comedy stars said that Leslie Nielsen found many comic threads which were hilarious and this made him a Canadian comic icon.
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