Celebrities mourn Peter Falk on Twitter

Peter Falk, beloved character actor who starred in Columbo and The Princess Bride, passed away last night. The two-time Oscar nominee had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for three years at the time of his death. He was 83 years old. Here’s what some of his celebrity fans have Tweeted about his eclectic career:

Michael McKean: “As many film fans know, Falk was already an angel. The rest is just paperwork.”

Kevin Pollak: “Peter Falk will always be one of my favorite actors. Check his work in Murder Inc. Oscar-nominated, I believe. Sad…”

Al Roker: “Few were better thanPeter Falk in Columbo or as Vincent J. Ricardo in The In-Laws. He will be missed.”

Jon Favreau: “We lost a legend today. Peter Falk was a true original.”

Seth Meyers: “RIP Peter Falk. ‘The In-Laws’ still one of the funniest movies of all time. #SerpentineShelSerpentine.”

Rainn Wilson: “RIP Peter Falk – He was one of the greats. Watch ‘Wings of Desire’ to see him at his best. ,) [one eyed emoticon]”

Roger Ebert: “Peter Falk, RIP. His greatest movie role was in John Cassavetes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence.'”

Marlee Matlin: “Oh @655Jack tells me Peter Falk passed. He was so lovely to me at Golden Globes many years ago. I will remember Columbo always. RIP.”

Ralph Macchio: “RIP Peter Falk. ‘The In Laws’ one of the all time great classic comedies!”

Stephen Fry: “Oh no :( Just heard. Peter Falk, who played Columbo, TV’s greatest EVER detective, has died.”

Greg Grunberg: “RIP Peter Falk. I had the privilege to working with the legendary actor on Alias. What an original. He will be missed & NEVER replaced.”

Pete Yorn: “Peter Falk was awesome…’serpentine! Serpintine!'”

Andy Milonakis: “Rip Peter Falk. Murder By Death is the s— ”

Doug Benson: “Peter Falk was great in THE IN-LAWS and THE GREAT RACE. #RIPColumbo”

Sandra Bernhard: “farewell to peter falk. a true original and incredibly talented. no!”

The Henson Company: “A cameo in The Great Muppet Caper and the inspiration behind @sesamestreet’s Colambo http://youtu.be/xZ7gcOqt55c Rest in peace, #PeterFalk”

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  • David

    Ah, the EW comment boards- still the place for amateur trolls to show off their lack of wit. But look! You got someone to respond – hope it brings you a few seconds of pleasure in your otherwise meaningless lives.

  • Ruth Kanost

    He’ll always been Grandpa from the Princess Bride. “As you wish.”

  • RG

    I honestly hope you trip and land face-first in a bear trap.

  • Sparkle Girl

    RIP Peter Falk!! I love you in Princess Bride, Murder By Death, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Columbo, and many others. Thanks for the memories!!

  • dee-dee

    Twitter: Where you go to pretend to care about someone you never met.

    • Jeremy

      They may have not have known him, but it’s obvious they know and appreciate his work. That’s still honoring him, too. Just because they didn’t play golf with the guy doesn’t mean they didn’t respect his legacy.

      • Nigel

        It’s fitting that Kevin Pollak is among the first to comment. His impression of Peter as “Columbo” is peerless. It requires great affection for the subject, to do an impression that good.

  • Otto

    Murder By Death and The Cheap Detective Rule, R.I.P. Mr Falk!

  • Lauren

    1st, you’re a heartless person who needs to get a life. R.I.P Peter Falk :( :(

  • Tracy

    Almost every comment on here is shameful! How anyone can say that at ANY age death is inevitable?! That is just down right cruel. What if someone told you “Who cares you old geezer, you died, thank you”?! I thought Falk was SUPERB as Columbo and watched the show all the time. He did a GREAT job playing a detective that was supposedly “stupid”. Suffering from alzheimer’s is no joke and it’s one of the worst ways to go, along side cancer! No one deserves to die of something like this AND if you believe in God you would care, even for someone you’ve never met. I hope his family finds comfort that he went peacefully. Many lesser known actors are really not given proper credit for things they have accomplished in their lives and the lives they have touched. How many of you can say you have influenced many and will leave a legacy that is fitting for others to follow? He will be remembered by many. Will you?? RIP Peter Falk and thanks for the GREAT entertainment you left for us to enjoy . :)

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  • L

    Is it really that hard NOT to be a jerk?

  • Chanda

    As you wish….

  • Braftastic

    We have a true intellect here, a man of sensitivity and brilliance…NOT!

  • Eric

    The comments here are childish show some respect you little piss ants.

    Peter Falk was a great man, and actor.

    I still remember watching Columbo with my grandmother back then.

  • Nigel

    Marvellous actor. Must have been a lot of outtakes on “The In Laws” due to laughter. When Falk described to Alan Arkin the size of the mosquitoes that he once saw carry off children! “Serpentine, Shel, serpentine!” Falk was also an animal rights defender. Bless ya Peter.

    • Adam S.

      Agreed! I could list right off the top of my head at least a dozen lines from “The In-Laws” that, to me, are comedy classics. The way he and Alan Arkin played off of each other was perfection (and I also can only assume they had each other cracking up on set).

      “Jose Grecos de Muertos – Flamenco Dancers of Death”… awesome!

  • Otto

    why does EW let this trash stay up here!

  • Otto

    yeah and when you die there will be a special place in Hell for you, no one will care, bigf#$ing deal!

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