Sad to hear the Peter Falk has died at age 83. Younger people probably don't know who Peter Falk is. If you're that age, Google his name and you'll hear all about his TV character, Columbo. The character was a detective who always seemed out of his league up until the moment he solved a case. He had a unique interview style in which he'd ask questions and, just as he was about to leave, he'd stop and say, "oh, just one more question". This was usually the question that would lead to breaking the case later on.
Falk was an accomplished actor; but, his most memorable role was that of Detective Columbo. If you enjoy watching Monk, you'll enjoy watching Columbo whenever you can catch it.
I am always sad to hear when people develop Alzheimer's, which Falk had. It's ironic that one of his character's traits was that he was always losing his lighter.
I am grateful for the entertainment Peter Falk has provided over the years. May he rest in peace.