Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

Danny Woods
June 19, 2017

Last week the sad news broke that original Batman actor Adam West had passed away after a short and surprising battle with Leukemia.

Actor Burt Ward, who played Batman's sidekick Robin in the hit 1960s TV series, joined West's family and thousands of fans - many in fancy dress - for the public memorial on Thursday. In rememberance of West's unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated "Bright Knight", Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street.

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

Without the success of the original Batman series, it is hard to imagine where television or superhero content would be today. Fans and fellow celebrities shared pictures, stories and kind words for the late star who brought joy to millions with his take on the Caped Crusader.

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Chat Evett, of La Junta, Colo., dressed as the Riddler, attends a tribute to "Batman" star Adam West that includes lighting a Bat-signal at City Hall on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. West was most known for his role in the 1960s Batman television series, where his movements were marked with the iconic 'Wham!' and 'Pow!' graphics, as well as his tongue-in-cheek humor. The reason for that is the much loved Batman tv show of 60s which used to telecast in India in 90s.

West was reportedly cast as the billionaire superhero after producer William Dozier noticed him playing a Bond-like character in a Nestle Quik TV commercial.

He saw a resurgence in his career when he accepted a gig as the voice of the mayor of Quahog, who also had the name Adam West, in Seth MacFarlane's animated hit Family Guy.

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