Adam West, TV’s Batman in the ’60s, Dies at 88

Adam West, the titular star of TV’s “Batman” from 1966-1968, has died. He was 88.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of West’s passing. West died after a battle with leukemia.
“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, according to THR.

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“A true American icon and beloved father and husband, he will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and millions of fans around the world,” a family spokesperson told Deadline.
TheWrap reached out to West’s reps, but did not immediately hear back.
Recently, West provided the voice to Quahog’s mayor on 111 episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s animated Fox series “Family Guy.” Last year, West appeared as himself on broadcast television’s No. 1 show, “The Big Bang Theory.”

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West was born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Wash. in 1928. After a stint as an announcer for the Army, West moved to Hawaii, where he landed a sidekick role on children’s show “El Kini Popo Show,” which featured a chimp. West later took over as star of the show.
The actor wrote memoir “Back to the Batcave” in 1994.
West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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Source: The Wrap

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