the north face nuptse jacket mens ‘Batman’ star Adam West dead at 88

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LOS ANGELES Adam West, whose straight faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday.

West died Friday night after short but brave battle with leukemia, .

West played the superhero straight for kids and funny for adults. He initially chaffed at being typecast after went off the air after three seasons, but in later years he admitted he was pleased to have had a role in kicking off a big budget film franchise by showing the character wide appeal.

in the overall, I delighted because my character became iconic and has opened a lot of doors in other ways, too. He returned to the role in an episode of the animated Simpsons. will miss him in the physical world and savour him always in the world of imagination and creativity. Ward, who played Batman sidekick, Robin, was friends with West for more than 50 years.

West was a joy to work with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around, Guy creator Seth MacFarlane said in a statement.

MacFarlane added: positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show. He knew comedy, and he knew humanity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You irreplaceable. Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he moved to Seattle at age 15 with his mother after his parents divorced.

He graduated from Whitman College, a private liberal arts school, in Walla Walla.

After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, and began appearing on a number of television series, including Mason and was the role he would remain associated with throughout his life.

The TV show was among the most popular in 1966, the year of its debut, and some of the era top actors signed on to play villains. Burgess Meredith squawked as the Penguin. Eartha Kitt purred as Catwoman. And Cesar Romero cackled as the Joker.

Years later, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck would don Bruce Wayne camouflaging cape and cowl.

West exemplified heroism, Affleck wrote on Twitter. funny and an all around great guy. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done.

Adam West. You were MY Batman, Wright wrote. a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. Loved the show as a kid, still love the show now. You were MY Batman. Such a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. Loved the show as a kid, still love the show now. RIP Adam West. He had homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, but he and his wife, Marcelle, spent most of their time at their ranch near Sun Valley, Idaho.

dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans lives, West children said in the statement. was and always will be our hero. reported from Boise, Idaho
the north face nuptse jacket mens 'Batman' star Adam West dead at 88