‘Family Guy’ and LA Pay Emotional Tribute To Adam West
It’s been nearly a week since Adam West, the original TV Batman, passed away after a short battle with leukaemia.
You ask your mom or dad, or anyone of a certain generation, and they’ll probably remember him as the DC Comic favourite.
However for me, and probably many of you reading this he’ll be better known, especially his voice, for Family Guy’s mayor of Quahog – also known as Adam West.
At the time his family said:
He was the greatest. We’ll miss him like crazy.
We know you’ll miss him too.
The 88-year-old actor had tributes flooding in from Hollywood stars, with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane posting an emotional tribute on Twitter.
MacFarlane thanked West for all that he had given, saying that the actor ‘knew comedy and knew humanity’.
He wrapped up the emotional message with the words ‘you’re irreplaceable’.
According to Entertainment Weekly MacFarlane has planned to pay tribute to West by re-airing an episode.
‘The Dating Game’ – which featured West’s character winning a medieval castle in auction, will be shown with a tribute card at the beginning.
The city of Los Angeles also held a tribute of its own, in honour of the star’s superhero days, with fans posting the images.
The Bat-Signal was flashed over the city, in honour of the show that put West in the spotlight.
The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, along with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck lit up the signal and fans turned up dressed in superhero attire.
Before Adam West passed away his family revealed his one request – ‘keep his bright light shining by helping kids with cancer’.
Topics: Film and TV