RIP Columbo Star Peter Falk

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“Columbo” star Peter Falk, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, passed away at the age of 83 last night.

A representative for the family told 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. Peter Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage.”

Best knows for playing Lieutenant Columbo on the TV series “Columbo,” Falk also received two Academy Award nominations for Murder, Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles. He had a memorable role in The Princess Bride as well.

Falk received five Emmy awards (four for “Columbo”) and also a Golden Globe.