Emmy-winning American actor Peter Falk, famed for his role as TV detective Lt. Columbo, has died. He was 83.
Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening according to a statement released by his friend, attorney Larry Larson. No cause of death was released.
A rep for the family tells 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.”
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The actor had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for many years.