Peter Falk

Peter Falk Passes Away at 83

Emmy-winning actor Peter Falk has passed away at the age of 83. The man behind the iconic TV character Columbo died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home late last night. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease prior to his passing.

Nominated for two Academy Awards, the first in 1960 for his supporting role in Murder, Inc., and then again for a supporting role in 1961's Pocketful of Miracles, Peter Falk began his career on stage, hitting the local community theater and eventually venturing into off-Broadway productions. Hollywood first started to take notice of the actor in 1957, when he began appearing on many different television series all in a short span of time.

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