“Columbo” star Peter Falk has passed away according to his family members. Falk died Thursday night at his Beverly Hills estate. No cause of death has been reported but the actor had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Though best known for his role as the trench-coated detective (a role that would win him four Emmys), Falk was also memorable for his performances in films like The Princess Bride and Murder By Death. In 1961, he became the first actor nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year, receiving best supporting nominations for the movie Murder, Inc., and the TV show “The Law and Mr. Jones.” He followed up in 1962 by being doubly nominated again for supporting actor for the movie Pocketful of Miracles and best actor (he won) for “The Price of Tomatoes,” which was an episode of “The Dick Powell Theatre.”
Kevin Pollak is going to have to find a new impersonation.