'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.