One of the most iconic TV characters of all time lost his voice on Thursday evening. Peter Falk passed away at his home in Beverly Hills, CA after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 83.
Falk had a very long and successful career but he is most known for his ragged, lovable, cigar toting, crime solving detective Lt. Columbo. Columbo was the benchmark character for many following TV detectives that graced our screens year after year. On the show, criminals usually underestimated his intelligence and his perceptive nature. And it’s usually what got them caught! Columbo was not a slick rick detective. He was an everyday man who was very good at his job that was rarely seen out of his trademark rumpled trench coat.
I remember watching several Columbo TV shows and TV movies and Falk was always sensational. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.