The city of Los Angeles is set to pay tribute to the late Adam West, the iconic actor best known for his portrayal of Batman in the live-action ’60s TV series, by shining the Bat-Signal this Thursday.
The ceremonial lighting of the Bat-Signal will take place at City Hall tomorrow evening and will be headed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, who will be joined by “surprise Bat-guests” to honor the iconic actor.
West, who died on Friday night in Los Angeles following a short battle with leukemia, played the caped crusader on the classic Batman television series, which aired from 1966-1968. Along with his work as Batman, West also starred films as The Young Philadelphians, Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Redux Riding Hood, while also returning to television to play the role of Mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.
During the ceremony, which will kick off at 9:00 PM PST, the iconic Bat-signal will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Fans attending the event are encouraged to don their best Batman costumes and utility belts to honor the Bright Knight. Those unable to join in the tribute tomorrow night can participate by making a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Camp Rainbow Gold, an Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Prior to his death, West returned as the caped crusader in the animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and had finished his work on the follow-up film, Batman vs. Two-Face.
(via DC Comics)