Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Bat-Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West


West, who also famously donned his black cape for the hit 1960s TV show, died last week after a "short but courageous battle" with leukaemia, his family said.

On Thursday, the city of LA is holding a lighting on the skyline with the infamous bat-signal, which originated in the DC Comic Strip as a sign that the heroic Batman was needed. Playing a fictional, and overly goofy, version of himself, West appeared in more than 100 episodes of Family Guy as the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island. So if you live in LA, look out your window tonight to see the bat-signal light up the sky in honor of the Caped Crusader...

"Describing him as "irreplaceable", he said "'Family Guy" has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend".

Note for non-comic book nerds: the Bat-signal is used by police forces in the fictitious Gotham City to summon Batman. The iconic bat signal was splayed across the LA City Hall tower at 9 p.m. PT.

"There will never be a Batman like Adam West - and there will never be another Adam West".

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In fact, some of the greatest actors came from Batman, such as Adam West, and we will remember him until the end of time. The actor became a pop culture icon in the 1960s for his camp-tastic portrayal of the not-so Dark Knight in the classic Batman TV series.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the tribute on Twitter, adding the hashtag #brightknight. Each of them paid tribute to West, but for some-such as Beck-it was also an opportunity to give a proper fan sendoff to the man they knew as the "Bright Knight".

"Family Guy" will also be honoring West this weekend with a special episode. Eastern time, Fox is now set to air an episode entitled "The Dating Game" that first aired in March, and featured a major storyline for West.

West, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88, played the role on the 1960s Batman TV series.

Born in Walla Walla city, Washington, West began his career in the 1950's.

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