Bat-Signal Shines From L.A. City Hall in Honor of Actor Adam West

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LOS ANGELES, Calif–Adam West, acclaimed actor known for his role in the 1960s Batman television series, was honored with a lighting of the Bat-signal from Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday night.

The 88-year-old actor died from Leukemia on June 9.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined special “bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in tribute to West’s portrayal of millionaire Bruce Wayne.

DC Comics encouraged fans to “don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter,” according to CNN.

Fans told KTLA that they attended the event to celebrate West’s legendary Batman legacy.

“It’s the death of an icon. We’re here to celebrate him,” said one fan sporting a Bat-signal T-shirt.

“I grew up watching Adam West. He was very important to me; I was very devastated when he passed away,” added Peggy Reynolds, a Batman fan who rocked a Harley Quinn costume to the event. “It was so much fun to watch the life that he brought to the character.”

West was known to younger audiences for his role in “Family Guy” where he voiced Mayor West for 17 years.

The West family encouraged fans who were unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold.

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