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There's no better movie in the world to watch while you're sick than The Princess Bride. An amazing fairy tale filled with romance, swashbuckling, giants, pirates and poison, it's a terrific narrative and always a joy to watch. What makes it such a great sick day movie, however, is the film's structure. The story is framed with a grandson, played by a young Fred Savage, sitting with his grandfather as they read the amazing book by "S. Morgenstern." Sadly, the great storyteller in the movie has died.

KTLA reports that Peter Falk, known not only for his work in The Princess Bride, but also Columbo, Wings of Desire, and A Woman Under the Influence, has died. Survived by his wife, Shera Falk, and daughter, Catherine Falk, he was 83 years old and passed away in his Beverly Hills home. In recent years Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

From all of us here at Cinema Blend, we wish the best for the members of Peter Falk's family in their time of great loss. If you'd like, please leave your thoughts, well-wishes and memories of the man in the comments section below.