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Monday, November 29, 2010

Sean Kelly

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen: 1926 - 2010

The news spread fast last night (on Twitter of course) that Leslie Nielsen had died yesterday, from complications from pneumonia, at the age of 84.

I, like most people of my generation, am most familiar with Nielsen for his comedy work during the last 30 years.  I was particularly a fan of the Naked Gun film series and I still crack up whenever I rewatch them.

However, his film career dated back to the 1950s, with more serious film roles in films such as the sci-fi film Forbidden Planet and the disaster film The Poseidon Adventure.

Nielsen layed low for his final years, having last appeared on screen in the David Zucker-produced Superhero Movie in 2008, before appearing in a series of direct-to-video features.

He will definitely be missed.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).