Friday, June 24, 2011

RIP: Peter Falk

Actor Peter Falk, who famously portrayed one of pop culture's most famous detectives, Columbo, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills.  Falk was 83 years old, and while he has been suffering from Alzheimer's since 2007, the direct cause of death has not been disclosed.

Falk made a name for himself over a span of over three decades, multiple made for TV movies, and thirteen seasons as the bumbling, beloved Columbo.  As any film aficionado will be quick to remind you, however, he also appeared in a bevy of now classic/cult films (The Princess Bride, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Murder by Death) and art house favorites, collaborating with John Cassavetes and appearing as himself in Wings of Desire

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, and will be remembered by generations. [source]

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