There are very few Batman actors as iconic as Adam West.
West played Batman for 2 seasons on television in the 60’s and starred in more than 50 films throughout his lifetime. On Friday (June 9) the legendary actor passed away from leukemia at the age of 88 surrounded by his family.
Below are tweets sent out by fellow actors, friends and family members:
Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met. A real gent. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017
I had the privilege of working with Adam West more than once, and he was so kind to me. He was so funny, and so *good* as a person. RIP.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) June 10, 2017
Burt Ward, who famously starred alongside West as Robin issued this statement:
“I am devastated at the loss of one of my very dearest friends. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together; our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him.There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films, in my eyes there was only one real Batman and that is and always will be Adam West; He was truly the Bright Knight.”