CJOB's John Copsey reporting
Canadian funnyman and actor Leslie Nielsen passed away Sunday afternoon in hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The star of comedy hits such as the "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" series died of complications from pneumonia, according to his nephew Doug Nielsen, who lives in Richmond BC.
Doug tells CJOB his uncle was hospitalized about 12 days ago...
Doug says his uncle's condition worsened over the last 48 hours, and he passed away with his wife Barbalee and family by his side.
He adds his uncle was a good friend to many, including himself...
Leslie Nielsen was 84 years old.