R.I.P. Gene Colan and Peter Falk

By Rob Bricken in Comics, Miscellaneous, Movies
Friday, June 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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• Gene Colan, one of the best known and best-loved comic artists of the Silver Age, passed away yesterday following complication from liver disease. He was 84. This is one of those times I'm going not open my big, comics-ignorant yap, and just invite you all to read this moving memorial over at Comic Book Resources.

• Actor Peter Falk also died yesterday at the age of 83. His work was shockingly non-nerdy -- he he was best known for Columbo, obviously -- but he played the grandfather in The Princess Bride, one of the most beloved nerd movies in existence, and that's enough to have his passing mentioned here. Try to give it a watch and tell someone you love "As you wish" this weekend.

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