Obituaries

Leslie Nielsen: 1926-2010

For perhaps the only time in Leslie Nielsen's life of comedy, tears will come as news of his passing on Sunday spreads. The Canadian actor died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale after complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Juice's Mike Mooney has more on Fort Lauderdale's favorite Canadian here.


Although he was not known for his singing, as is painfully and hilariously obvious in this clip from The Naked Gun (thanks, ArtsBeat), his thunderous (and Emmy-nominated) voice-overs were their own kind of faux-earnest music.

On this day, we single out a beautiful, tender song from Nielsen's 1983 film Naked Space: The Creature Wasn't Nice. As the strains of "I Want to Eat Your Face" play, remember a silver-haired master of deadpan humor.

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