DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Adam West (aged 88)
William West Anderson (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same nameand its 1966 theatrical feature film.
DEATH: West died in Los Angeles, California, on June 9, 2017, following a brief battle with leukemia. After his death, West’s former Batman co-star and longtime friend, Burt Ward, released a statement; “This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Knight.”Batman: The Animated Series actor Kevin Conroy(who performed alongside West in the episode “Beware the Gray Ghost”) said “Adam West was an incredibly good, generous actor. Loved working with him as Gray Ghost. A true gentleman”.