LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Peter Falk, an Emmy
winning actor who played the absent-minded but smart police
detective Columbo on hit 1970's television show "Columbo," has
died, a family attorney said Friday.
"Peter Falk, 83 year-old Academy Award nominee and star of
television series, Columbo, died peacefully at his Beverly
Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011," said a statement
issued by the attorney.
(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte and Alex Dobuzinskis, Editing
by Sandra Maler)
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