Longtime Batman actor and comedy actor, Adam West, has died aged 88 after a short battle with Leukemia.
A family spokesperson who confirmed the death added that West was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
Though throughout his lengthy career in the film and TV industry where he starred in The Young Philadelphians, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and Redux Riding Hood, West will undoubtedly be remembered most for his role in Batman.
Towards the end of his life, West picked up a completely different role – and one which saw his fanbase grow to unforeseen heights – when he starred as the erratic and surreal Mayor West in Family Guy.
As you can probably imagine, Twitter has erupted with people mourning his death:
Family Guy won't be the same without him… pic.twitter.com/tWNa2c4OVD
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) June 10, 2017
Farewell Batman and Mayor West! R.I.P Adam West pic.twitter.com/XLaXtggnHa
— John Cooper (@John_Cooper1) June 10, 2017
— Phil Dunne (@lovetherobot) June 10, 2017
Saddened to hear about the loss of iconic actor Adam West. Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/bPwYyUgELP
— Crazzy Steve (@steveofcrazzy) June 10, 2017
Our thoughts go out to Adam West’s family and friends at this hard time.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.