Batman Actor Adam West Has Died, Twitter Salutes The Legend #RIP

» by (@aqua174) Jun 10 2017, 2:32pm

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Actor Adam West, famed for playing Batman on television during the late 60’s, has died. He was 88.

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

— Adam West (@therealadamwest) June 10, 2017

Reports the H0llywood Reporter:

West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said.

West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

“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.

For many, West’s campy portrayal of the Caped Crusader is what initially made fans familiar with the comic character.

The tributes have been flowing steadily since news of his passing, a testament to the actor’s lofty place in Pop culture.

Check out some of the Twitter reactions below and on the following pages. Rest in power, Gotham will miss you..

We are so sad to hear about the passing of Adam West. He was our first #Batman and defined the role for so many others. RIP. ❤️

— Nerdist (@nerdist) June 10, 2017

Thank you Adam West, for always answering when we needed you.

— Godzilla (@GodzillaSays) June 10, 2017

Farewell to @USArmy and @AFNlistens veteran @therealadamwest. He was our hero long before the cape.

— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) June 10, 2017


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