'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dies At Age 83

Fri, June 24, 2011 3:13pm EST by 4 Comments
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After battling dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, actor Peter Falk passed away at his Beverly Hills home June 23.

Best known for his unforgettable role as the absent-minded detective Lt. Frank Columbo on the hit crime TV show, Columbo, actor Peter Falk died Thursday, June 23 at his Beverly Hills home, says a family spokesperson. He was 83 years old.

Peter won four Emmys for his work as Frank Columo on Columbo, which sparked interest for future detective driven TV shows.

According to his adopted daughter, Catherine Falk, Peter was suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for the past four years. Two years ago, the famous actor was placed in conservatorship by a judge — which caused conflicts between his daughter and wife, Shera.

We wish Peter’s family the best in their time of need. May he rest in peace.

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jason

Posted at 5:24 PM on June 24, 2011  

He died as I hope I can…at home.

RIP Peter. Come back soon.

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Me

Posted at 5:19 PM on June 24, 2011  

Awwwww Man!!!! I’m REALLY sad to hear this and so is my family as he was our hero. We would sit in the family room and watch every episode we could of this growing up. I’m in tears and pray he went in peace and is resting in peace.

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wow

Posted at 3:58 PM on June 24, 2011  

It is sad to hear this news.
I didnt know he was talented in paintings 2.Amazing works,i really like all of them.
Rest in peace Peter.

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TILLY

Posted at 3:31 PM on June 24, 2011  

I LOVED THE MAN AND HE WAS A REALLY COOL ARTIST IN ACTING AND ON CANVAS! ! CHECK OUT HIS PAINTINGS!! .HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY AND THOUGHT OF FONDLY. HIS PAINTINGS ARE INSPIRATIONAL.HE WAS THE GRAMPA EVERYONE WISHED THEY HAD.

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