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Obits: “Columbo” Star Peter Falk Dies At Age 83

By / 06.24.11

“There’s just one other thing…”

Peter Falk, most famous for his role as detective Columbo, died Thursday evening in his home at the age of 83. The aging actor had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia according to court papers filed a few years ago.

My dad used to watch Columbo reruns like clockwork for a while during my adolescence. Every day when he got off work, he’d crack open a can of Vienna sausages along with a pack of saltines and then cut the TV on to this or Barnaby Jones. Change the channel? Please. Talk or disturb him? You better not. Incidentally, it was that continuous exposure and Columbo’s penchant for making sloppy attire seem okay which could very well be the reason I don’t iron my clothes today.

Book investigation biters like Columbo, word to Parish & Erick.


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