hollywood actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series
‘Batman’, has died peacefully in Los Angeles after a brief battle with
Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman in the 1960s television series, has died aged 88 of leukaemia.
He is remembered by fans for his kooky, exaggerated portrayal of
the superhero in the ABC show, which ran for three seasons from 1966 to
West once said that he played Batman “for laughs, but in order
to do [that], one had to never think it was funny. You just had to pull
on that cowl and believe that no one would recognise you.”
In a statement, his family said: “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.”
The family later posted the following tweet from West’s 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.”
His tongue-in-cheek portrayal of Batman and the superhero’s alter
ego Bruce Wayne won a cult following. However, West later struggled to
find acting work.
He most recently played a character in the animated comedy Family Guy.