I know I'm late in mentioning that Peter Falk passed away.
Peter Falk, TV's rumpled Columbo, has died
Many TV viewers enjoyed his Columbo character, what with his way of playing the somewhat bumbling character. He was kind of a combination of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clousau in the Pink Panther movies and Monk on TV, but without Clouseau's accident-prone or slapstick behaviors or Monk's obsessive-compulsiveness.
Thanks for being the character, Mr. Falk.
And another thing... I don't think anyone can easily replace him.