Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peter Falk suffering from Alzheimer's

In case you have yet to hear, legendary Columbo actor Peter Falk is suffering from Alzheimer's.
Columbo" star Peter Falk's daughter has filed court documents saying the award-winning actor suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia and she should manage his affairs.

In papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday last week, Catherine Falk said her 81-year-old father can be "deceived into transferring away property" and that the actor should be under her conservatorship to protect his health and assets.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for next month.[...]

Falk starred in the 1970s television series "Columbo" as a police lieutenant investigating odd and twisted crimes, wearing a scruffy raincoat and puffing on a cigar and always coming back to ask the cornered criminal "one more thing."

Falk's portrayal of the character earned him an Emmy, U.S. TV's highest award.
American Cowslip is likely going to be his final movie as it's in post-production right now and due out sometime in 2009.

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