Batman actor Adam West dies at 88

Actor Adam West who portrayed Batman in the classic 1960s television series, died Friday night in Los Angeles.

The actor passed away at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia and was surrounded by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

After the ABC show died out, West struggled with being typecast and had a hard time with his career until he came back with work on Family Guy.

‘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

His family also posted to Facebook after his passing.

‘It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news… Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia,’ his family wrote.
‘He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him.
‘We know you’ll miss him too and we want you to know how much your love and support meant to him throughout the years. Hug your loved ones today.’

 Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin in the 1960s TV series

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