Peter Falk Dies, Celebrities Take to Twitter

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An great actor with one of the most recognizable deliveries and some of the most unique mannerisms ever has died.

Peter Falk "died peacefully" at his home in Beverly Hills late yesterday evening, according to a statement released by his friend and attorney Larry Larson. The cause of death was not released, but court documents from 2008 suggest that he may have been suffering from Alzheimer's. He was 83.

The veteran actor performed on both the screen and stage, but is probably most known for his role as TV's Lt. Columbo. Wearing his trademarked raincoat, Columbo would always seem to be absent-minded before nailing the bad guys with his line "just one more thing."

But this writer most fondly remembers Falk as the Grandpa who reads his grandson the tale in The Princess Bride. Something about Falk just seemed to speak to assurance and humility.

Twitter has reacted strongly to Falk's passing, as much of its trending topics are being taken up by Falk-related subjects-

And there has been an outpouring of celebrity comments on his death. Apparently he was a much loved figure within the Hollywood community. Here are some tweets from celebs that make use of some of his best roles -

So long, Peter Falk - Wings Of Desire via @youtube 44 minutes ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Peter Falk has died. Star of 'Columbo' and the grandfather in 'Princess Bride'. He will be missed. As you wish, Peter, as you wish. 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

RIP Peter Falk. "The In-Laws" still one of the funniest movies of all time. #SerpentineShelSerpentine. 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Peter Falk was awesome..."serpentine! Serpintine!" 2 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

RIP Peter Falk - He was one of the greats. Watch 'Wings of Desire' to see him at his best. ,) [one eyed emoticon] 2 hours ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

Oh no 🙁 Just heard. Peter Falk, who played Columbo, TV's greatest EVER detective, has died. 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Other celebs simply talk about Falk as a great man -

Peter Falk was a dear man and a great actor. This one hurts. RIP, sir. 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Rest in peace, Peter Falk. ❤ 2 hours ago via Twittelator · powered by @socialditto

Peter Falk has died. I always thought I'd meet him, but I won't. What a wonderful actor. One more thing is bothering me - it's very sad 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

So sad to hear that Peter Falk who played popular TV detective #Columbo, has died, i was inspired by him when playing #Luther. R.I.P 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Hung out with Peter Falk many years back. He arrived late to a party wearing a tux. We smoked cigarettes. He was extremely cool... 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

And I leave you with this great movie moment, the one for which I will always remember Peter Falk. Enjoy -

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Josh Wolford
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