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Peter Falk's daughter says he has Alzheimer's

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Tbdpeterfalk121708 Erstwhile Columbo star Peter Falk has been out of the spotlight for a long time now, for an unfortunate reason. It seems the 81-year-old actor's mental health is so bad, his daughter Catherine is seeking a conservatorship for his estate, TMZ reports.

Saying Peter suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Catherine filed papers in L.A. saying he "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety." She claims he "can easily be deceived into transferring away property" and wants to protect him from "fraud or undue influence," the site says.

A hearing is set for January. Depression over this news is set for now.

[Photo: Falk in 2006. Getty Images]

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