Columbo Star Peter Falk Dead at 83

Columbo star Peter Falkis dead at the age of 83. Falk reported died peacefully at his home in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening. Peter Falk was best known for his starring role as Lt. Columbo in the long running television series of the same name. Columbo ran for 69 episodes from 1968 to 2003.

A representative for the family announced Columbo star Peter Falk died in a press statement on Friday. Falk is “survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage,” the statement said. No official cause of death was released, but Falk was known to have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

In addition to his lengthy and impressive television career, Peter Falk also starred in such films as The Princess Bride, Wings of Desire and The Great Race. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his performances in Murder, Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles. He also won a Tony award for his role in Neil Simon‘s The Prisoner of Second Avenue.

In recent years, Peter Falk reportedly suffered from dementia and sadly could not even remember his famous role as the star in Columbo.