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Jagermeister
06-24-2011, 03:12 PM
Peter Falk -- star of the TV show "Columbo" -- died last night ... TMZ has learned

Falk -- who suffered from Alzheimer's disease -- was 83.

A rep for the family tells TMZ, "Peter Falk, 83-year-old Academy Award nominee and star of television series, 'Columbo', died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011."

The rep continued, "Peter Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage."

In addition to "Columbo," Falk starred in "Princess Bride," "Brigadoon" and "The Great Race."

Peter's wife, Shera and daughter Catherine were locked in a legal battle in 2009 over the creation of a conservatorship for Peter and who would control it. In the end, the judge appointed Shera conservator.

Story developing...

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/24/peter-falk-columbo-dead-dies-actor-passes-away/

Jagermeister
06-24-2011, 03:13 PM

Jagermeister
06-24-2011, 03:14 PM

sadaist
06-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Bummer. Always liked him. I watched Columbo as a little kid. I had no idea what was happening with the stories, but I liked seeing the funny guy with the weird eyes.

RIP Columbo

:(

rocking ron
06-24-2011, 04:04 PM
He was a kind of funny:) guy. He was for several years on the Dutch TV, end 70's begin 80's and the 'fun' part was he always came back after he did a lot of questions to do ( his final) another question, every episode he did it!!
No way he's coming back this time but thanks anyway for all those episodes I've been watching him on TV!!!!

R.I.P. "Columbo" :(

VAiN
06-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Oh Falk....

chefcraig
06-24-2011, 04:25 PM
In addition to Columbo, he was also great as the charming grandpa in The Princess Bride, and downright scary as the Castro-like dictator in a memorable episode of the Twilight Zone.


http://img1.imagehousing.com/33/dc0adfc4bba40ff496b9f20dbac33dc0.jpg (http://www.imagehousing.com/image/779217)

R.I.P. Mr. Falk.

Seshmeister
06-24-2011, 05:15 PM
RIP

http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/cartoons/Grimmy.JPG

Seshmeister
06-24-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm probably the 20th person to do this on the web already but whatever... :)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee43/Seshmeister/tombstone.jpg

Jagermeister
06-24-2011, 05:27 PM
:biggrin:

SilvioDante
06-25-2011, 08:06 AM
To me he will always be Vince Ricardo:

Coyote
06-25-2011, 09:41 AM
R.I.P...

binnie
06-25-2011, 01:00 PM
This is sad news.

You've got to love Columbo - no-one ever sees him coming.

Diamondjimi
06-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Used to watch Colombo back in the '70's, great show.

R.I.P.

Grant
06-25-2011, 09:14 PM
I always liked him as Columbo, and also as the (cheek-pinching) grandfather in The Princess Bride, both of which I used to watch to death when I was little too.


In addition to Columbo, he was also great as the charming grandpa in The Princess Bride, and downright scary as the Castro-like dictator in a memorable episode of the Twilight Zone.


http://img1.imagehousing.com/33/dc0adfc4bba40ff496b9f20dbac33dc0.jpg (http://www.imagehousing.com/image/779217)

R.I.P. Mr. Falk.

He also held up his own funny moments as the feisty cab driver chasing Spencer Tracy all over Southern California in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsF/5480-9736.gif

http://www.moviemarket.com/library/photos/193/193953.jpg

R.I.P. Mr Falk.

chefcraig
07-12-2011, 07:11 PM
Daughter banned from Falk's funeral

UPI (http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2011/07/12/Daughter-banned-from-Falks-funeral/UPI-21751310497929/?spt=hs&or=en)

NEW YORK -- The adopted daughter of Hollywood screen icon Peter Falk says she learned of her father's death from the news and was banned from his funeral by her stepmother.

Best known for playing the titular police detective in TV's "Columbo," Falk died June 23 at the age of 83 after battling Alzheimer's disease.

His wife, Shera, and Catherine, the daughter Falk adopted with his first wife, had been fighting for years over who should make financial and medical decisions on his behalf. Peter and Shera married in 1977.

"How would you feel if you had to hear from the media or hear from an attorney that your dad passed away?" Falk told "Inside Edition," adding she blames her stepmother for leaving her out. "It's absolutely devastating. It's the worst way to find out about your parent dying. It's terrible. I am in a state of shock."

Catherine Falk says the actor's widow refused her repeated attempts for information about the funeral. The late actor has since been buried at the famed Westwood Memorial Park in California.

"I haven't been able to grieve for my dad's passing because I've been filled with so much emotion, so much sadness, so much pain," Catherine Falk said.

She is now campaigning for legislation in California that would give children the same rights as the surviving spouse when it comes to notification about hospitalization and burial.

"Inside Edition" said the actor's widow hasn't returned calls for a comment.