"Columbo" star Peter Falk dies at 83
(Celebrity News Service)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
June 24, 2011 03:26 pm EDT
Human Interest, People, Celebrity, Arts, Culture And Entertainment, Entertainment
Peter Falk, best known for playing iconic television detective Columbo in the series "Columbo," passed away on Thursday night. He was 83.
Falk "died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011," a rep for the actor told KTLA.
Though the family did not disclose the cause of death, Falk had been suffering for Alzheimer's disease and dementia for years, said his adopted daughter Catherine Falk. His wife Shera was appointed conservator over the actor back in 2009.
Falk won five Emmy Awards, four of them for "Columbo," and also received Oscar nominations for roles in "Murder, Inc." and "Pocketful of Miracles." He also appeared in hits like "Princess Bride" and "Brigadoon."
He last played the character of Columbo in a 2003 television movie and last appeared on the big screen in the 2007 Nic Cage-starrer "Next."
Falk is survived by his wife Shera and his two daughters, Catherine and Jackie, both adopted with first wife Alyce Mayo.
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