R.I.P. Peter Falk

Academy Award nominee and five-time Emmy winner Peter Falk has died after suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years old.

A family spokesperson revealed that Falk passed away at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. Although the cause of death was not released, Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s for the past three years.

Falk was most famous for starring as TV lieutenant Columbo from 1968 to 2003; a role that earned him five Emmys, as well as five further nominations. However, he was also involved in a number of notable feature films, and even picked up two Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor in 1960 and 1961, for Murder Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles.

A close friend of director John Cassavetes, he starred in his pictures Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence and Big Trouble. He also appeared in Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky (alongside Cassavetes no less), Arthur Hiller’s The In-Laws, and played a version of himself in Wim Wenders Wings of Desire (where it was implied that Falk was once an angel who renounced immortality to live amongst humans).

He is survived by his wife Shera, and two daughters Catherine and Jackie.


One Response to “R.I.P. Peter Falk”

  1. So sad…….I still watch this show on foxtel……………….an all time great……..RIP Mr.F

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