Adam West has died, aged 88.
The one universally-adored Batman passed away yesterday following a short battle with leukaemia.
In a short 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.”
West was cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 1966 series, which ran for three seasons over two years. The iconic 1966 Batman movie was released after the first series.
West would reprise his role as the Caped Crusader for the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders in 2016.
In later years, he would find (even more) fame as an eccentric version of himself as the town’s mayor in Family Guy.
West is survived by his wife Marcelle and six children.
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 pic.twitter.com/8bkEq1C2ao
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) June 10, 2017