Peter Falk passed away at the age of 83.
Probably anyone close to a television will know Falk’s portrayal in the highly successful series Columbo a series with the (then) unusual premise of the detective already knowing the identity of the killer very early. The tension of Columbo stirred from the “how” – how would Columbo get to him.
The concept was used by other shows after Columbo (see Monk), but it never reached the “just one more thing”-awesomeness of the original series.
If you want more Peter Falk I can wholeheartedly suggest the crime-parody Murder by Death where Peter Falk plays alongside of Icons like Peter Sellers, Obi Wan Kenobi, Professor McGonagall and many many more