Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 TV and film legend Peter Falk passed away in his Beverly Hills home on Thursday night, June 23, 2011. The 83-year-old actor enjoyed a career that spanned 50 years, but is best known for his iconic detective role as "Columbo." Falk also gained critical acclaim for his work with close friend, maverick filmmaker John Cassavetes, in the gritty independent movies "Husbands" and "A Woman Under the Influence." A family statement said Falk, "Died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home." He had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease according to his daughter, Catherine. Twice nominated for an Academy Award, Falk won five Emmys and a Golden Globe. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000393/ http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2011/06/in-memoriam-peter-falk.html http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/06/24/how-peter-falk-made-lt-columbo-iconic/?mod=google_news_blog http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/06/peter-falk-dead-83 http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b249197_Columbo_Star_Peter_Falk_Dead_at_83.html http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3443629824/tt0065867
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