TMZ.com is reporting that 83 year old Peter Falk, known best for his role in ‘Columbo’ died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home the evening of June 23, 2011. According to reports he had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Peter also starred in “Princess Bride”, “The Great Race” and “Brigadoon” and more recently as Father Randolph in 2009′s “American Cowslip” with co-stars Val Kilmer, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Diane Ladd, Cloris Leachman and Rip Torn. Peter’s remarkable career in film and television spanned over 50 years.
Peter is survived by his wife, Shera and two daughters.
“If your mind is at work, we’re in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we’ll come up with something original.” ~ Peter Falk