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Columbo star Peter Falk dies aged 83

Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV's scruffy detective, Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

The actor died peacefully at his home in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, his family said in a statement.

He had been suffering from dementia for a number of years.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

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