Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In Memoriam: Peter Falk

Falk was one of my favourites. Not only was he my all-time favourite sleuth, Columbo, he was in one of my favourite movies, The Princess Bride.

Double Genius.

He will be missed.


Peter Falk, September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011

"As you wish."

9 comments:

Bryce Daniels said...

Totally agreed. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

He will be missed.

M.A. Leslie said...

Such a shame. He was an amazing talent.

Steve Abernathy said...

He was great. Thomson wrote a nice tribute.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I read someone's comment of "Who's going to read me The Princess Bride now?" with sadness.

Matthew MacNish said...

He was a an officer and a gentleman. And The Princess Bride is probably the greatest film ever made. I've never experienced any form of entertainment that takes me from pissing my pants laughing to wiping my noise crying in as short a time.

It defines my adolescence, my young adulthood, and my parenthood.

And the best thing about Peter? In spite of all his fame and success, he was an incredible human being, standing up for human rights, animal rights, and justice in general the world over.

You'll be missed, Master Falk. May you rest in peace, sir.

Raquel Byrnes said...

This is the first I'm hearing of his death. Terrible. He will be missed.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Steve C said...

A true classic, gentleman, and artist.

One of my favorite roles of his was when he played himself in "Wings of Desire."

In this scene he speaks with an angel.

Marsha Sigman said...

This totally takes me back to my childhood and makes me so sad.

What an amazing human being he was.

D.G. Hudson said...

His sloppy attire and muttering bugged me at first, until I started to understand his approach.

RIP, Peter Falk.