The news of actor Adam West’s passing struck a chord with a ton of people.
For many, he was their first exposure to the Caped Crusader when he starred as “Batman” in the ’60s television series. Today, people would recognize him as the voice of “Mayor Adam West” on Family Guy, portraying a larger-than-life version of himself in Quahog.
No doubt West impacted a ton of lives and plenty of careers in his over seven decade career. His Batman costar Burt Ward told Variety, “I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
Family Guy creator, Seth McFarlane, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter:
Filmmakers and actors from Mark Hamill to Ben Affleck also showed their love and affection for the fallen West, after the actor lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 88.