Friday, June 24, 2011

Peter Falk, Emmy-Award Winning Star of Columbo, Dead at 83


Peter Falk, a four-time Emmy Award winner who established the iconic role of Lieutenant Columbo, passed away last night from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease. He was 83.

Peter Falk Picture

A statement released by the actor's family reads: "Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011."

He is survived by his wife, Shera and two daughters from a previous marriage.

Aside from his legendary television role, Falk was nominated for two Academy Awards  and appeared in such films as Murder, Inc., Pocketful of Miracles and The Princess Bride.

[Photo: WENN.com]

Source: http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2011/06/peter-falk-emmy-award-winning-star-of-columbo-dead-at-83/

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