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Adam West has passed away

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Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88. He was a legend and I will miss him.

West died peacefully in Los Angeles after a brief battle with leukaemia, a family spokesperson said.

His acting career began in films in 1959. He played opposite Chuck Connors in Geronimo (1962) and The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming (1965). He has also appeared in the science-fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), opposite Paul Mantee. He has done voice work on The Fairly OddParents, The Simpsons and Family Guy (he voiced fictional versions of himself in all of those animated series) and also Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.

In addition, he was in Batman: The Animated Series in the role of The Gray Ghost, a hero that inspired Batman in the animated series. West’s signature voice would also appear in two other Batman series, The Batman and Batman:The Brave and the Bold (where he would voice Batman’s father).

“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,” the actor’s family said in a statement.

He is survived by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

If you haven’t already watched it, then I can highly recommend the documentary Starring Adam West.

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