Many years ago I worked on a job with Leslie Nielsen. He was charming, professional and witty. (At some point in the shoot we had him dressed in pajamas and made him ride a horse.) It was a brief but memorable encounter.
On 20 February 2002, Nielsen was named an honorary citizen of West Virginia and an "Ambassador of Mountain State Goodwill".
He was indeed and ambassador of good will! Leslie Nielsen's obituary in the New York Times.