Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

Adam West Tribute

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti left shares a laugh with Batman co-star Burt Ward

Earlier this week, the city of Los Angeles also honored the star by firing up the Bat Signal on the L.A. City Hall. The family released a statement saying that he died after having a fearless battle with leukemia. Adam West made his acting debut in the 50s before he was cast in his breakout role as Batman in the legendary TV series.

Following the passing of Adam West, one of pop culture's greatest icons and the actor who portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman in the iconic 60's television series, fans around the world have been expressing their gratitude for the man's life and his contributions to nerd culture.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck organized and led the event.

On display was a replica red bat-phone which was used by Gotham City's Commissioner James Gordon to communicate with the vigilante.

Among the assembled guests were West's family, his former co-stars Burt Ward and Lee Meriwether, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee.

Garcetti "nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah"-ed the night to a close, leading the crowd in the Batman theme song". Ward, who played Robin on the popular show, paid tribute to West earlier this week, along with many other actors and writers. They also announced that it's also available on DC All Access as a special gift to Adam West's many fans.

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