He was known to a generation as "Batman" of the 1960's TV Series, but he was also an actor of many talents... And now he has joined our creator in the heavens after a long battle with Leukemia. Legendary American actor Adam West passes away at the age of 88, leaving many Batfans devastated and a lot of friends and admirers honoring his legacy by paying tribute to the iconic campy Caped Crusader who entertained millions by fighting crime for justice and peace.
For his many accolades in film and television, Adam West was best known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/ Batman in the hit ABC "Batman" series of 1966 and its theatrical film feature follow-up. Embracing his typecasting, he went on to voice the Caped Crusader and play him throughout several features through the years - including a returning animated movie stint in "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" which reunited him with his sidekick Robin played by Burt Ward. West would also voice Simon Trent/ The Grey Ghost in the hit 1992 "Batman: The Animated Series" - a character that spoofed and honored his portrayal of Batman and was the inspiration/ hero of Kevin Conroy's Dark Knight.
As the world mourns and pay tributes including myself, the men who played Batman, and even DC Comics, we all give something to remember a man who is and will forever be Batman in our hearts. R.I.P Adam West, and thank you.