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Beloved Actor Adam West, TV's Original Batman, Has Died Aged 88

Beloved Actor Adam West, TV's Original Batman, Has Died Aged 88

Actor Val Kilmer, who played Batman in a later movie, tweeted: "Ah dear Adam West".

Although the TV series only aired for three seasons on ABC, West's campy flare and slapstick turn as Batman remained a source of inspiration for fans. I'm standing on my chair to honour #adamwest - the man whose portrayal of costumed justice made me wanna be a good person when I was a boy.

A family spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter that West died on Friday night after a short battle with leukemia.

"He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Thank you for showing us all how it's done", Ben Affleck said via social media.

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The Batman TV series, with its onscreen fight-scene graphics of Wham! and Pow! became an unexpected hit.

The list of entertaining thugs who played opposite West was long and illustrious: actresses Juliw Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriwether (in a movie spinoff) as Catwoman; Cesar Romero as the Joker; Burgess Meredith as the Penguin; and Frank Gorshin and John Astin as the Riddler.

When the series ended, West struggled to break free from the character, but over a long career appeared in almost 50 films including Drop Dead Gorgeous, An American Vampire Story and Nevada Smith.

Fans of West remembered his legendary Batusi.

Adam West my after school hours were filled with excitement watching you battle fantastic Villains. "A legend as Batman but also, Ty Lookwell".

He notched up a number of other TV roles while younger audiences will recognise him for voicing Mayor Adam West in Family Guy.

"You get terribly typecast playing a character like that", he said in a 2014 interview. "He had it all - looks, charm, intelligence, I could go on and on", she said. He returned to the role in an episode of the animated "The Simpsons". He had homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, but he and his wife, Marcelle, spent most of their time at their ranch near Sun Valley, Idaho.

More recently, Adam took on a voice role in the animated comedy series Family Guy, where he voiced a fictional version of himself, who is the mayor of Quahog, where the show is set. "Hug your loved ones today".


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