Leslie Nielsen Passes

By | November 28, 2010

Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen in the cockpi...

Leslie Nielsen, known to aviation enthusiasts as Dr. Rumack from the classic aviation spoof, Airplane, according to reports, has died at the age of 84. Airplane launched a second career for Nielsen as a comedic actor, delivering comedic lines with a deadpan expression.

Earlier this year, we lost Peter Graves, the other actor who used his reputation as a dramatic actor to comedic effect in Airplane. We are most saddened by Nielsen’s loss. Here is one of his classic scenes as Dr. Rumack.