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Goodbye, Batman: Twitter reacts to death of 1960s Batman actor Adam West

'Batman' star Adam West dies at 88

Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88. West died on Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family
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Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88. West died on Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family

Long before “The Dark Knight” trilogy, there was the classic “Batman” television series created in 1966.

Adam West, the actor who played Batman in that television series, died at the age of 88 on Friday night after battling leukemia. A tweet from West’s family on Saturday morning confirmed his death.

West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

West made a name for himself while playing the role of Batman, but saw his career flame out after the series ended. But he revived his career when accepted an offer to voice the mayor of Quahog in the long-running Fox-animated hit “Family Guy.”

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