Peter Falk, who won four Emmys for his work as the star of “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83.
Family members tell KNX-1070 that Falk died Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills. They declined to discuss the cause of death.
The actor had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to his adopted daughter, Catherine Falk. [KTLA]
I noted the “Colombo” thing because this is a TV blog, but really I’ll always love Falk for playing Grandfather in The Princess Bride, my favorite movie of all time. I say “Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up” all the time, and no one ever gets the reference. Rest in peace, you crazy-eyed pimp.