Bat-Signal at LA City Hall honors Adam West
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 10:28
In remembrance of his portrayal of the Caped Crusader, for which he has been dubbed the Bright Knight, the Mayor and Chief of police will light the Bat-Signal which will then be projected onto City Hall's tower. For his generations of fans, West will always be Batman and at least we can rest easy knowing that we have this one last turn in the role to enjoy.
West's family previously said he died on Friday after a battle with leukaemia.
More recently, he did the voice of nutty Mayor Adam West in the long-running Family Guy television series. Tonight, June 15, the star and his legacy will be honored by the city of Los Angeles, according to a press release from DC Comics.
Tributes were also paid by Burt Ward, who played Batman's sidekick Robin alongside West.
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".
City mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will flip the switch on the searchlight from the Spring Street Steps at City Hall.
The bat signal is a key feature in the Batman universe.
Garcetti announced the tribute on Twitter. They will light up the sky with the bat-signal.
West's wife Marcelle was also at the event and was joined by their daughters.
"I grew up watching him", the 29-year-old said.
In his signature role, West played Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, the crime-fighting, costumed Batman, a popular comics character who came to life on the ABC series.
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