Batman Actor ‘Adam West’ Dies at 88
According to TMZ
Adam West — star of TV’s “Batman” — has died after a short battle with leukemia.
The actor played Batman/Bruce Wayne in the campy 1960’s television series and years later landed a recurring role on “Family Guy” as the voice of the mayor of Quahog.
The TV version of “Batman” ran on ABC from 1966 – 68 and was an enormous, campy hit and remains an iconic version of the famed Caped Crusader.
Wayne was always on the receiving end of hilarious lines delivered by co-star Burt Ward, aka Robin … “Holy atomic pile,” “Holy barracuda,” “Holy Benedict Arnold,” “Holy popcorn,” and “Holy shrinkage!”
West died Friday night at his home in Los Angeles. The family released a statement, saying … “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.”
Fellow Batman actor, Ben Affleck, echoed the sentiment in a tweet … “Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.”
He was 88.