Adam West has passed away at the age of 88.
- Passed on Friday night at age 88
- Had a brief battle with Leukemia – The Hollywood Reporter
- Born September 19, 1928
- Is survived by his wife, six children, five grandchildren, and two-great grandchildren
- Family statement – “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.”
- Burt Ward (Robin) statement in Variety – “I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. Our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
- Julie Newmar (Catwoman) statement – “Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end. He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people.”
- Known for many film and television roles
- In the 50s and 60s, he was in Geronimo, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and The Outlaws is Coming
- Would have many roles in film and TV until his death, including as the Mayor in Family Guy
- Starred in Batman for 120 episodes from 1966-1968 and in the 1966 Batman theatrical film
- DC animation – The New Adventures of Batman, Super Friends, Batman: The Animated Series (Gray Ghost), The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Thomas Wayne)
- Live-action DC – voiced Hercules in 1970s Shazam!, cameoed in the 1990 The Flash TV series, had a guest role in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, provided narration for Powerless and guest starred in the unaired finale.
- Returned as live action Batman for 1979’s Legends of the Superheroes
- Returned to the role for 2016’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
- Potential sequel starring William Shatner as Two-Face was (is?) expected in 2017
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