TV’s Columbo, Peter Falk, Passed Away at the Age of 83

24 Jun

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.


Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Breaking News


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5 responses to “TV’s Columbo, Peter Falk, Passed Away at the Age of 83

  1. sportsattitudes

    June 25, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Peter created one of the all-time great television characters. His overall body of work in film and television will be remembered by many as long as THEY are alive.

    • fortheloveoftv

      June 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Exactly. It’s always sad when you hear an icon has left us. But it seems as though he had a rich and fulfilled life! He will certainly be remembered for generations to come.


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