Friday, 22 September, 2017

Los Angeles Will Light the Bat-Signal for Adam West Tribute

Adam West and Seth Mac Farlane on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Celebrity News 0
Lamar Ellis | 21 June, 2017, 01:20

The Batman legend died on June 9 in Los Angeles at the age of 88 following a short battle with leukaemia.

Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck also addressed the audience while standing next to a red phone resembling the one used by Gotham City's commissioner James Gordon.

The tribute took place at LA's City Hall at 9 pm Thursday (about 4pm Friday, NZ time).

Despite being the third actor to play the role, the superhero was really only made popular in pop culture due to West's portrayal of the superhero in the 1960's television series.

After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, and began appearing on a number of television series, including "Bonanza", "Perry Mason" and "Bewitched".

"So I am a real life chief of police, and I can not tell you how many times I have wanted to turn on the Bat-Signal", he said.

But this time, Batman won't be coming to save us.

Following the news that Adam West had died of leukemia, Entertainment Weekly reported that Fox will be re-airing an Adam West-centric episode on Sunday in tribute of the legendary TV actor.

They said in a statement: "Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans" lives.

Garcetti announced the tribute on Twitter.

Lee Meriwether, who played Catwoman in "Batman: The Movie", watches during a tribute to "Batman" star Adam West that included lighting a Bat-Signal at City Hall on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. If you can't make it, the West family is encouraging donations to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

"When he wasn't on screen, we knew he was a great man, too", said Garcetti.

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