DC has announced that the iconic Bat-Signal will be lit over Los Angeles in honour of veteran actor Adam West who passed away last week at the age of 88 after a long battle with leukemia.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will light up the sky with the classic Bat-Signal, a fitting tribute, in honour of beloved Batman actor from the 1966 TV series on June 15 at 9PM. Many fans and celebrities, including current Batman Ben Affleck, have already paid their respects on Twitter, referring to West as “My Batman”.
“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives,” West’s family said in a statement Saturday. “He was and always will be our hero.”
DC’s official statement about honouring Adam West:
“Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15. The legendary star of the classic “Batman” TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In remembrance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honour of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.”
— DC (@DCComics) June 14, 2017