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

Adam West, TV’s Batman in the ’60s, Dies at 88
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Adam West, the titular star of TV’s “Batman” from 1966-1968, has died after battling leukemia. He was 88.

The news of his passing was confirmed on his official Twitter account: “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.”

Tweets by therealadamwest

Also Read: RIP Adam West: Hollywood Remembers Beloved Batman: 'One of My First Heroes'

His fans called him “The Bright Knight” because of his fun, campy take on a character later actors would play as the morose, battered Dark Knight.

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.”

West was born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington in 1928. After a stint as an announcer for the Army, he 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.

Also Read: Burt Ward, Robin on '60s 'Batman,' Mourns Loss of Adam West: 'I Will Forever Miss Him'

The actor wrote his memoir “Back to the Batcave” in 1994.

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

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Family Guy' Boss Seth MacFarlane Remembers His Mayor Adam West: 'You're Irreplaceable'

Burt Ward, Robin on '60s 'Batman,' Mourns Loss of Adam West: 'I Will Forever Miss Him'

RIP Adam West: Hollywood Remembers Beloved Batman: 'One of My First Heroes'

'Batman v Superman' Retro Trailer Parody Features Christopher Reeve, Adam West in Action (Video)

Ex-Batman Adam West Voicing Reelz's 'FanAddicts'

Ben Affleck Remembers Fellow Batman Adam West: He 'Exemplified Heroism'

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting