‘Batman’ Adam West dead at 88

Adam West. Photo: Wikipedia

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Adam West, star of the 1960s hit TV series “Batman,” has died at age 88.

According to his family, West passed away after a battle with leukemia. He died Friday night in Los Angeles.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

Adam West as Batman. Photo: Wikipedia

West played the conservative Bruce Wayne and his flamboyant alter ego crime fighter Batman, on the the cheeky 1966 series, which became a surprise hit for ABC.

In recent years, West has appeared on series including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Black Scorpion,” and was a voice regular on multiple animated shows and films, including “Family Guy.”

West died while surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Actors Burt Ward (L) and Adam West, stars of the classic television show “Batman”, appear backstage after receiving the award honoring the show’s 40th anniversary during a taping of the fourth annual TV Land Awards show on March 19, 2006.

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