Los Angeles to Light Bat-Signal in Adam West Tribute

Entertainment Weekly reports that the animated series is set to pay tribute to Adam West, the former Batman who passed away last week.

While this is not the first tribute to the actor, it is perhaps one of the more interactive for fans of the first Batman. Tonight, his career and fantastic contribution to comic book history will be remembered and celebrated with the Bat-signal's projection onto Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat Signal will be lit at LA's City Hall at 9pm local time. We're into it, and we hope to see some photos from the memorial once the Signal goes live.

West died Friday, June 9 at his Los Angeles home after a battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said.

He rendered the voice of Mayor West in the cartoon version of the long-running animated series "Family Guy".

Before the episode begins, a special tribute card will appear on screen honoring West's life and contributions to the show.

But there's plenty more honoring left to do, and West will get the ultimate tribute from the city of Los Angeles as they shine the bat-signal high in the sky.

Actor Burt Ward, who played Robin alongside Adam West's Batman in the hit 1960s TV series, also paid tribute to his co-star, telling the BBC that the two had enjoyed "an wonderful friendship", describing the actor as "a lot of fun".

Note: The West family also kindly requests you to donate to charity in Adam West's name: Camp Rainbow Gold and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. West did, indeed, complete the voice work for "Batman vs Two-Face".

Ward, 71, who played Batman's sidekick Robin, said the other half of his 1960s dynamic duo spent his life "trying to make this world a better place" as he was joined by West's family on Thursday.

On display was a red Bat-Phone like the one Gotham City's Commissioner James Gordon used to chat with Batman in the TV series.

  • Salvatore Jensen