1960s 'Batman' Star Adam West Has Passed Away At 88

There have been many different incarnations of Batman over the years, but one of the most well known to this day still remains the campy 1960s version portrayed by Adam West, who has sadly passed away at the age of 88.

According to Variety, West passed away Friday night in his Los Angeles home after a short bout with leukemia. In a statement from his family after his passing, they said:

"Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero."

West had a very long career, most well known for his role as Bruce Wayne in the 1960s Batman series, which also had its own feature film.

After three seasons, the show was canceled due to low ratings by ABC, though it was nearly picked up by NBC if not for the discovery that the sets had already been destroyed.

Following the end of Batman, West struggled to really gain further traction in his career, with him mostly being typecast in the role of Batman from there forward.

The next few decades consisted of mostly small roles in films or short stints on television series, though he eventually started moving into voice acting, including a very memorable role as The Grey Ghost on Batman: The Animated Series.

Where West's career truly rebounded though was his regular role on Family Guy as a caricature of himself as the character of Mayor West, who he had continued to voice through until his death.

Seeing his career truly go full circle, he returned to the role of Batman in 2016's animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which had a limited run in theaters before being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digitally.

The Squander estimates that he was worth around $10 million at his death.

While he has passed away, he has at least one more project left to come out, a sequel to Return of the Caped Crusaders titled Batman vs.

Two-Face, with West already finishing recording his lines last year. The movie has no set release date yet, but there is no question people will be greatly anticipating it to hear West's final go with as Batman.

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