Peter Falk The Emmy-winning Columbo star—and Princess Bride's book-reading grandpa!—passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. Falk, who reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 83.

Peter Falk The Emmy-winning Columbo star—and Princess Bride's book-reading grandpa!—passed away at his home in Beverly Hills. Falk, who reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was 83.

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2011 in film and TV : Peter Falk, American actor, died June 23, of Alzheimer's disease, at the age of 83; pictured in his role as television detective "Colombo"

2011 in film and TV : Peter Falk, American actor, died June 23, of Alzheimer's disease, at the age of 83; pictured in his role as television detective "Colombo"

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Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once.

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once.

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Columbo is an American detective mystery television film series (1968-1978, 1989-2003), starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.[2][3] The character and television show were created by William Link and Richard Levinson. The show popularized the inverted detective story format. Almost every episode began by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator. The series has no "whodunit" element...

Columbo is an American detective mystery television film series (1968-1978, 1989-2003), starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.[2][3] The character and television show were created by William Link and Richard Levinson. The show popularized the inverted detective story format. Almost every episode began by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator. The series has no "whodunit" element...

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Columbo - Feb.20,1968 - Jan.30,2003 an American detective mystery television film series, starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Columbo - Feb.20,1968 - Jan.30,2003 an American detective mystery television film series, starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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June 23rd, 2011 - Peter Falk, American actor died at 83. Falk died at his longtime Roxbury Drive Beverly Hills home.  The cause of death was later revealed as cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes. Falk is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

June 23rd, 2011 - Peter Falk, American actor died at 83. Falk died at his longtime Roxbury Drive Beverly Hills home. The cause of death was later revealed as cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes. Falk is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

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