American actor Adam West dressed as 'Batman' for the filming of a road safety advert for children, 7th May 1967. (Photo by Watson/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Some sad news to pass along this morning. The star of the classic 1960s TV version of Batman has died. Adam West was 88.
West had trouble finding work after the television show went off the air, but in recent years, he found new fame as the voice of the mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.
A family spokesperson said West was battling with leukemia. In the statement, the family said “He was and always will be our hero.”
The radio guy in me always loved his smooth deep voice. As a kid, I’d wake up a half hour early to catch Batman reruns at 6AM before school and then race home after school to watch more episodes.
American actor Adam West, 1967. (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actors Burt Ward (left), as Robin, and Adam West, as Batman, ride in the Batmobile in a still from the television series, ‘Batman,’ c. 1967. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Actor Adam West attends the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Press Room at New York Comic-Con – Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)