Late Tv and movie star Peter Falk is to be honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ed Begley, Jr. and comedian Paul Reiser will be among those saluting the Columbo star when the 2,503rd star is unveiled on Thursday (25Jul13).

Actor Joe Mantegna, a lifelong friend of Falk's, will accept the honour on the late legend's behalf. Falk's star will be located right next to Montegna's on Hollywood Boulevard.

Falk famously won the role of the beloved Tv detective in the late 1960s when Bing Crosby turned the part of Columbo down. He debuted as Columbo in 1968 Tv movie Prescription: Murder.

Falk died in June, 2011, aged 83.