Columbo Died (1927 – 2011)

June 24th, 2011 // 61 Comments

Hollywood legend Peter Falk, best known as TV’s Columbo, and to my generation, the grandpa narrating The Princess Bride to Fred Savage, died last night at the age of 83, according to ABC News:

“Falk died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011,” according to the statement. Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage.

He made you think he was stupid, but really he was smart.

Rest in Peace.

Photos: WENN


  1. oh noooo…….. peter fwauck…

    can just imagine his death scene. he’d die, then come back, oh, just one more thing.. then die, then back again, just one more question… then….


    • The Old Guy

      That was my favorite part!! The way he just wore them down to the point of frustration.

      I never got tired of that.

      RIP, Lieutenant.

  2. inbox

    If you’ve never watched Tune In Tomorrow, do yourself a favor, and check it out. He’s hilarious.

  3. Peter Falk Columbo
    Cock Dr
    Commented on this photo:

    He was awesome. RIP

  4. rican

    He was also awesome in the original “The In-laws”.

  5. Jill

    “Grandpa, is this a kissing book?” This news honestly made me tear up at my desk.

  6. Venom


  7. Carla V.

    Rest up & reincarnate back here again, PLEASE, Mr. Falk!

  8. Columbo

    Just one more thing…

  9. It had to be said

    The man was an angel. Then he traded in his armor. Now, presumably, he is an angel again.

    Too obscure?

  10. Peter Falk Columbo
    Commented on this photo:

    No way. The fucking king of hangover TV. Another piece of my growing up gone forever. Long live Columbo. “oh just one other thing…”

  11. This picture just reminded me to juice this morning.

  12. Parker

    Oh, just one more thing. He was the best.

  13. Garrett

    That’s Falked up!

  14. Bow Chica Wow Wow


  15. The Listener

    My mom LOVED Columbo. Good show. Good acting. Good mysteries.

    Although personally, I preferred William Conrad in Cannon.

  16. friendlystoner

    total legend


  17. RoboZombie

    RIP Columbo.

  18. Sad that after a life of classic performance, his last appearance was at the Lint Roller Party…easily the WORST political party ever.

  19. nathaniel hornblower

    his skin in that photo looks better than lilo’s does now

  20. Maloney

    Are you… Is he looking at me?

  21. cc

    I see Columbo now and again late at night. On the one hand, they are dated, but on the other hand, still clever stories.

    I hate to be depressing but anyone else feel like we are losing the good ones and gaining idiots?

  22. Peter Falk Columbo
    Commented on this photo:

    He was a legend! Columbo is still one of the greatest shows ever created. His character was terrific.

  23. Roderick vanden Penis

    Can I have the eyeball?

  24. Fred

    Nobody ever mentions how incredibly fucking awesome he (and Jack Lemmon) was in “The Great Race.”

  25. Tinklepants Astronaut

    R.I.P. Mr. Falk. And so Hollywood takes one step closer to being completely without class. Just two steps left.

  26. tlmck

    First saw him in Robin and the 7 Hoods. Been a fan ever since. One of the truly great ones. I also never missed an episode of Columbo. Today’s detective shows are mere pretenders to the throne.

  27. somethingoriginal

    She doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time

  28. the captain

    ……….he lost his route due to the alzheimer dissease.

  29. I blame the Goddamned Albanians.

  30. James Wolfe

    I just watched The In-Laws the other night. Had to figure out how to connect the old VHS to the HDTV. What a classic. Serpentine Sheldon! Serpentine! They don’t make them like that anymore.

  31. SMB

    …for whatever reason, i always think of him as the cab driver in “it’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world” …i mean, besides grandpa in princess bride …he was a really funny dude on talk shows and the old dean martin roasts.

  32. Peter Falk Columbo
    Commented on this photo:

    He is a sincere legend to me, though I never really plunged into Columbo. Rest in peace, decent man…

  33. Normal Male

    He was brilliant in so many roles. Murder by Death is hilarious and fit him perfectly. Thank goodness we can still see most of the old Columbo shows on Netflix.

    RIP Peter Falk.

  34. Peter Falk Columbo
    Commented on this photo:

    This is so sad. I remember watching Colombo when I was a kid.
    In a day when there are so many ‘one hit wonders’ on TV, it really makes me appreciate an actor like Peter who was so dedicated and talented.
    RIP Peter Falk.

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  35. friendlystoner

    interesting how few the number of comments are on here considering he was such a quality actor who so many people knew and cherished his work, compared to the outpouring when a jackass crashed his car when drunk

  36. Peter Falk Columbo
    Commented on this photo:

    Oh ya … he had it lit plenty of times … RIP PF …

  37. Saira

    What a LEGEND..
    Best detective EVER…
    i love him..
    Rest in peace

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