Hollywood is grieving because actor Peter Falk has died at the age of 83. According to STL Today, “Falk, who suffered from dementia, died at his home in Beverly Hills, according to a statement from Larry Larson, a friend and an attorney for Falk’s wife, Shera. In a more than 50-year acting career that spanned Broadway, movies and television, Falk appeared in more than 50 feature movies.” Here are some personal and celebrity reactions about the passing of actor Peter Falk.
Celebrity Reactions to Falk’s Death
The Los Angeles Times reported the following reactions from celebrities in response to Peter Falk’s death, “Al Roker: ‘Few were better than Peter Falk in Columbo or as Vincent J. Ricardo in ‘The In-Laws’. He will be missed.’ Seth Meyers: ‘RIP Peter Falk. ‘The In-Laws’ still one of the funniest movies of all time’.” Many celebrities tweeted responses to Falk’s death because he was loved by so many and had acted for decades.
My Reaction to Peter Falk’s Death
I watched “Columbo” for many years with my grandparents and sadly they both died in 2003, when the final Columbo film aired. I liked Peter Falk very much and thought of him as one of television’s icons when I was growing up. I even use the phrase, “you are no Columbo” when I talk to friends about things that they overlook when they are in front of their face. For many people of my generation, we watched the shows on re-runs with our grandparents years after the series had ended. My grandparents loved it and that is why Peter Falk is so memorable to me. They are both gone now and Peter Falk has joined them so it is like another tie to them has been severed forever.
My Reaction to Peter Falk’s Acting
Falk’s acting was superb and I loved him in the crime series, “Columbo.” The character that Falk played, Lt. Columbo was not one of those television detectives like the ones that you see on TV now. He was not very handsome but on screen with his trench coat and cigar you could not help but love him. I loved that we never knew Lt. Columbo’s name and that he always needed to borrow a pen because he could not find a pencil to save his life. He always managed to piece together the puzzle and nail the perpetrator just based on one additional clue that even we as audience members had overlooked. He was a great actor and even people who watch the series twenty years from now will remember how great he was at his craft.