LA to honour Adam West by lighting bat-signal

Batman star Adam West given ultimate tribute as massive Bat Signal light is beamed into the skies over LA days after his death

Note for non-comic book nerds: the Bat-signal is used by police forces in the fictitious Gotham City to summon Batman. Los Angelinos, the event begins at 9PM PST at Los Angeles City Hall, Spring Street Steps: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Amid original Batmobiles and a crowd that numbered in the hundreds (many of whom were in costume), Mayor Garcetti flipped the switch to light up the bat signal.

A Batphone appears at a tribute to "Batman" star Adam West that includes the lighting of a Bat-signal at City Hall on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Before starting with the episode, a special tribute card honoring West's life, contributions to the show and achievements will be projected on the screen. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the tribute on Twitter, adding the hashtag #brightknight. Recently all the pop culture fans suffered a heart break when it was reported that Adam West is no more.

Actor Burt Ward, who played Batman's sidekick Robin in the hit 1960s TV series, joined West's family and thousands of fans - many in fancy dress - for the public memorial on Thursday.

The lit Bat-Signal will be projected onto the LA City Hall for an unspecified period of time.


Newmar, who played Catwoman in "Batman" for two seasons, said: "Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end".

West found it hard to land other acting jobs after the series ended because he was forever linked to the Batman role but eventually became the voice of Mayor Adam West on "Family Guy" and played himself for years on "The Fairly Odd-parents".

Adam West is beloved for his role as the campy 1960s Batman.

"He was a great family man, a wonderful husband, a wonderful father to his kids".

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