Bat-Signal shines on Los Angeles City Hall in honour of late Batman actor Adam West

The Batman "Bat-signal" is projected onto Los Angeles City Hall in a tribute to the late actor Adam West in Los Angeles, California on June 15, 2017.
The Batman "Bat-signal" is projected onto Los Angeles City Hall in a tribute to the late actor Adam West in Los Angeles, California on June 15, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s television series of the same name, was honored on Thursday (June 15) by the lighting of a real-life bat-signal.

The ceremony took place at Los Angeles City Hall, in downtown Los Angeles where most of West's Batman series was filmed.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck counted down with numerous fans of Batman, who were also at the ceremony, before flipping the switch on the bat-signal and lighting the side of City Hall building with Batman's famous bat-symbol.

Many of the fans came dressed as various characters from the Batman franchise, following an invitation from DC comics to "don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West's signature role as the true crimefighter," reported CNN.

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Bat-fan Peggy Reynolds, who wore a Harley Quinn outfit, told KTLA 5 News: "I grew up watching Adam West. He was very important to me; I was very devastated when he passed away."

West died on June 9 at age 88 after a "short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement posted to West's Facebook page on June 10.

 

He was made known for his earnest delivery of the often corny lines written for his Batman character in the series which premiered in 1966 and ran three seasons until its 1968 cancellation.