The final curtain call came ...
they bowed their final bow.
Two folks who passed on in 2011 I will greatly miss:
September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011
Aka: Francois Henri LaLanne, the godfather of fitness, the first fitness superhero
I used to watch his exercise shows as a kid living in the San Francisco Bay Area and corresponded a bit with him in Moro Bay shortly before his death. His wife is of Norwegian ancestry.
September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011
Aka: Peter Michael Falk, Lieutenant Columbo, Sam Diamond, Max, etc.
We studied "The Columbo" style of investigation at the Correctional Peace Officer's Academy back in 1983 - I've personally used that approach and it works just fine, especially with the intelligencia members so often found in prison systems around the globe.