STAR OF AIRPLANE HAS DIED
Nielsen had been hospitalized for two weeks for pneumonia. His nephew, Doug Nielsen, told a Canadian radio station that the infection had gotten too much in the last 48 hours. "He just fell asleep and passed away."
Nielsen who seemed to make the ridiculous seem serious by delivering lines with a deadpan face, also appeared in Peyton Place, Dr. Kildare, and The Poseidon Adventure.