Despite the impressive longevity of a high proportion of its guest stars, sadly no year elapses without a number of Columbo contributors passing on. Let’s raise a glass to the Columbo stars we lost in 2020, and thank them for the indelible mark they left on our favourite show.
A torrid year rounded out on a further low note for Columbo fans with the news that character co-creator William Link passed away on December 27. Here I offer a humble tribute to this goliath of TV production and creation.
A brief tribute to Columbo killer Honor Blackman, star of 1972’s ‘Dagger of the Mind’, who sadly passed away on 6th April at the age of 94.
Remembering the Columbo contribution of Robert Conrad (AKA Milo Janus), who sadly passed away on 8th February at the age of 84.
From writers and directors to the talented actors who brought Columbo alive on the screen, here is a brief tribute to the Columbo stars we said a permanent farewell to 2019. May they continue to bring us delight in the years ahead every time we catch an episode.
With the passing of another year, here I chronicle the Columbo stars and contributors we said ‘bon voyage’ to in 2018. May they live long in the memory…
Legendary Columbo commentator Mark Dawidziak, author of The Columbo Phile book, has published a fine tribute to the show to mark its 50th anniversary. Every fan ought to read it!
Considering the reasons why Columbo remains an enjoyable and important viewing experience today, more than 50 years after it first aired.
April 1 2018 struck a sombre note for Columbo fans with news that Steven Bochco had died at the age of 74 after a long battle with leukemia. Although small compared to his main body of work, Bochco’s Columbo contribution remains one of the most celebrated of all.
With every year that passes, the pool of Columbo supporting stars gradually diminishes, and 2017 was no different. Here I pay tribute to the Columbo guest stars we said ‘bon voyage’ to over the past 12 months.