Peter Falk, TV’s rumpled Columbo, has died

Peter Falk, TV’s rumpled Columbo, has died

Published – Jun 24 2011 01:16PM CST

By FRAZIER MOORE – AP Television Writer

NEW YORK — The best way to celebrate Peter Falk’s life is to savor how Columbo, his signature character, fortified our lives.


Thanks to Falk’s affectionately genuine portrayal, Lt. Columbo established himself for all time as a champion of any viewer who ever felt less than graceful, elegant or well-spoken.


Falk died Thursday at age 83 in his Beverly Hills, Calif., home, according to a statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson. In a court document filed in December 2008, Falk’s daughter Catherine Falk said her father was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


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