‘Columbo’ actor Peter Falk dead at 83

LOS ANGELES - Peter Falk, an Emmy winning actor who played the absent-minded but smart police detective Columbo on hit 1970’s television show “Columbo,” has died, a family attorney said Friday.

By (Reuters)

Published: Sat 25 Jun 2011, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:51 AM

“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,” said a statement issued by the attorney.

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