Stars are today remembering actor and dad Leslie Nielsen on Facebook and Twitter, mostly in the form of “Shirley” he’ll be missed tributes, playing off one of Nielsen’s best “Airplane” quotes. Nielsen had a huge influence on many of today’s comedic and other actors. Here’s what they’re saying about the late Frank Drebin:
Nicki Minaj: R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen ~ one of the funniest and amazing actors of all time.
LeBron James: RT @TherealTaraji: RIP Leslie Nielsen…..heaven will be laughin!(Naked Guns was 2 funny!! RIP for sure)
Tony Hawk: Goodbye, Leslie Nielsen. Thank you for all the laughter. Please pay him proper respect and don’t call him Shirley.
Marlee Matlin: A lovely man and acquaintance passed away today – Leslie Nielsen. What a lovely, funny, talented man. He will be missed. RIP
Josh Groban: Shirley, this breaks my heart RT @nytimesarts Leslie Nielsen, Hero, Then Hilarious Actor, Dies at 84
Russell Brand: RIP. Leslie Nielsen. Shirley, he will be missed.
Ryan Seacrest: Sad to hear about Leslie Nielsen passing. To this day “Airplane” is still one of my favorite comedies ever