Tributes paid to Batman star Adam West
Tributes have been paid to original Batman star Adam West, who passed away over the weekend.
West, who was 88, passed away on Saturday (June 10th) after a short battle with leukaemia.
The star was the first man to play the caped crusader, playing him 120 times on television as well as a spin-off feature film back in the 1960s.
After his role on Batman, West went on to star in more than 50 movies as well as taking a much-loved role in Family Guy.
Current Batman Ben Affleck, former Batman Val Kilmer and many more have paid tribute to West after his passing and you can read a selection below:
Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it's done. @therealadamwest— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017
Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met. A real gent. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017
Farewell Adam West. You were MY Batman. Such a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. Loved the show as a kid, still love the show now. POW! pic.twitter.com/6QAZnOhtMs— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 10, 2017
Rest in Peace Adam West. We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly "cool" to tell you what you meant to my childhood.— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 10, 2017