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Columbo's Peter Falk: Dead at 83

Columbo's Peter Falk: Dead at 83

Columbo star Peter Falk died in Los Angeles Thursday night (June 23) at the age of 83, a family spokesman confirmed.

The beloved actor suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and is survived by his wife, Shera, and two daughters from a previous marriage.

Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011,” according to the statement from his family.

Peter won four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of detective Lt. Columbo. He was also nominated twice for the best supporting actor Oscar!

Our deepest condolences go out to Peter‘s friends and family! RIP.

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  • kablamo

    RIP dude.

  • C / G

    Oh no! He was wonderful and Columbo was a great character.
    RIP. You will be missed.

  • tami

    Aw, that’s sad. :(

  • Lucky Charm

    Another great actor gone. RIP Peter Falk.

  • Dasha

    Aw i’m so sad, he was a great actor, we’ll never forget you Peter/Colombo RIP :(

  • danny


  • Ruth

    Peter Falk was a wonderful actor who created a unique character in Columbo. May he RIP.

  • ellie’

    Peter Falk..great’ll be missed..RIP

  • kiddie

    RIP. Loved him as Columbo when I was a little kid.

  • Isa

    RIP I loved him as Columbo – he’ll always be remembered :(

  • Isa

    RIP I loved him as Columbo – he’ll always be remembered :(

  • hhumh

    loved him in ‘woman under the influence’, such a great actor. may he rest in peace.

  • madi

    A very good actor, may his soul RIP!

  • clamity

    R.I.P :(

  • ck

    Just one more thing…

  • Lena

    So sad, I grew up watching his series. R.I.P. Mr. Falk, you were a great actor…just one more thing…:)

  • KC

    Great actors like Peter Falk don’t exist anymore. Columbo was a fantastic show I watched when I was kid. May he RIP.

  • Jude

    OOh RIP Peter :(

  • catchy

    bye mr columbo, rest in peace :{

  • SJC

    I loved him as Columbo! Rest In Peace Peter!

  • pl100

    rest in peace. :( your acting was beautiful.

  • Sandra

    He will be sorely missed. :,(

  • Mann

    Huge fan of his and the show Columbo they don’t make shows like that anymore *sigh* Rest in peace.

  • Sara

    He was my cousin… although I never met him. Sad.

  • mara

    I have some lovely memories of watching Colombo with my late grandpa. May he rest in peace.

  • Julie

    RIP Peter Falk. You will definitely be missed.
    Such a great actor. This news truly is hear breaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • athena

    Awh, I will so miss his acting. R.I.P. Peter and blessings to your family

  • Agnes

    My thoughts & prayers go to your family.
    RIP !

  • James barr /prestwick Scotland

    What an actor look forward to the reruns of columbo in the uk he will be sorely missed.My. only regret i never meet him don’t know if he came to Scotland R I P (peter)

  • Maxine

    Mr. Falk we will miss you very much. We so enjoyed your acting. Yes we loved you as Columbo but I think my favorite character you played was the Angel Max in the Christmas time programs. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Thank God he gave us such a wonderful gift, you.
    “Oh, one more thing” may you rest in peace.