Adam West, who found massive fame as TV’s Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s Batman series — and found it again years later in ironic animation voice-over roles — has died. He was 88.
The actor succumbed Friday night to leukemia.
In addition to Batman, West recently found a home in Quahog as the nutty town mayor on Family Guy. He also recently returned to his iconic hero role in the animated Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders alongside original co-stars Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman.
Adam West’s family issues 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.”
Farewell, old chum!
Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We’ll miss him like crazy. We know you’ll miss him too – West Family pic.twitter.com/8bkEq1C2ao
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) June 10, 2017
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