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Default Rip batman - 06-10-2017, 16:50 | posts: 26,553 | Location: Netherlands

Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

With its “Wham! Pow!” onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of ’60s kitsch. Yet West’s portrayal of the superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, ultimately made it hard for him to get other roles, and while he continued to work throughout his career, options remained limited because of his association with the character.

For me he was always the true batman.
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Default 06-10-2017, 16:54 | posts: 11,512 | Location: UK


RIP Adam West.
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Default 06-10-2017, 18:05 | posts: 4,876

I used to watch the original Batman series. I agree Adam West is the true Batman. RIP.
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Default 06-10-2017, 18:12 | posts: 10,003

Huh... didn't know he had leukemia. RIP.
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Default 06-10-2017, 18:50 | posts: 1,158

Well, if he had leukemia and still made it to 88, I'd say he had a good run.
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Default 06-10-2017, 18:52 | posts: 10,044

That's a good age, sad to see him go though.
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Default 06-10-2017, 19:09 | posts: 4,278 | Location: Beech Island SC,USA

88 is a good number....

Rip Adam ............. Batman!
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Default 06-10-2017, 19:43 | posts: 2,283 | Location: Langley,B.C. Canada

Another piece of my childhood gone I was 13 when Batman was on tv Adam West played it perfectly.Campy and funny. Rip Mr. West.
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Default 06-11-2017, 16:54 | posts: 145

RIP Adam West...

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Default 06-11-2017, 17:42 | posts: 3,772 | Location: Canada

Good, campy Batman.

Looking back at all the Batman shows I've watched he actually was the best one.
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