Columbo dies at 83
I remember my whole family used to watch Columbo, and his crooked eye look..
Peter Falk, the American actor famous for his role in the TV detective series Columbo, has died at the age of 83.
Falk’s lawyer said he died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. The actor had reportedly been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in Columbo, which ran from 1971 to 2003. Lieutenant Columbo became well known for his shabby raincoat and his killer catchphrase: “One more thing …”
As a child, Falk’s right eye had been surgically removed because of a malignant tumor, and was replaced with a glass eye.
But the handicap became Columbo’s physical trademark and enhanced the detective’s image as a dishevelled and oddball crime sleuth.