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Peter Falk, R.I.P.

The “Colombo” actor had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer’s. KTLA:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — “Columbo” star Peter Falk 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.

In 2009, a judge established a conservatorship for the ailing actor after a court battle between Catherine and wife of more than 30 years, Shera Falk.

Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in the television detective series, “Columbo.” He also received Academy Award nominations for movies in 1959 and 1960.

Nat Brown is a former deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs and a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.

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