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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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30 Responses to “Columbo's Peter Falk: Dead at 83”

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  1. 1
    kablamo Says:

    RIP dude.

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    C / G Says:

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

  3. 3
    tami Says:

    Aw, that’s sad. :(

  4. 4
    Lucky Charm Says:

    Another great actor gone. RIP Peter Falk.

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    Dasha Says:

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

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    danny Says:


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    Ruth Says:

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

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    ellie' Says:

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

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    kiddie Says:

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

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    Isa Says:

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

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    Isa Says:

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

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    hhumh Says:

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

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    madi Says:

    A very good actor, may his soul RIP!

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    clamity Says:

    R.I.P :(

  15. 15
    ck Says:

    Just one more thing…

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    Lena Says:

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

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    KC Says:

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

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    Jude Says:

    OOh RIP Peter :(

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    catchy Says:

    bye mr columbo, rest in peace :{

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    SJC Says:

    I loved him as Columbo! Rest In Peace Peter!

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    pl100 Says:

    rest in peace. :( your acting was beautiful.

  22. 22
    Sandra Says:

    He will be sorely missed. :,(

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    Mann Says:

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

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    Sara Says:

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

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    mara Says:

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

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