Adam West honored with Bat-signal ceremony in Los Angeles

Danny Woods
June 16, 2017

In honor of Adam West, the first man to portray Batman on screen, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck scheduled a Bat Signal lighting on Thursday evening.

The Bat-signal shining on Los Angeles' City Hall.

Ward and LA mayor Eric Garcetti admiring the signal.

"Adam West taught us each one of us had a heart of gold", Garcetti said.

Hundreds of fans, some who donned the iconic Batman costume, cheered when the iconic yellow oval with a bat silhouetted was projected on the wall of City Hall.

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The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. "There will never be another Batman like Adam West and there will never be another Adam West".

On display was a red Bat-Phone like the one Gotham City's Commissioner James Gordon used to chat with Batman in the TV series. Burt Ward, who appeared as Robin alongside West, was also in attendance.

Celebrities and fans showed an outpouring of support following West's passing, with everyone from current Batman actor Ben Affleck to "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane paying tribute.

Batman is often referred to as the Dark Knight, but West's children said in a statement that he aspired to positivity and always saw himself as "The Bright Knight".

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