Earlier on Saturday, fans were struck with tragic news as it reported that the 1960s series Batman actor Adam West had passed away. It was revealed that the Caped Crusader had died at the age 88 after battling Leukaemia for a short period of time.
The unfortunate demise news of Adam West has spread throughout the world as fans and fellow actors from Hollywood have begun sharing reaction on Twitter and other social media platforms. Recently, DC Entertainment also put out an official statement to honor the great actor.
“Like many others, Adam West as Batman was part of my childhood,” said DC Film President Geoff Johns. “Watching those reruns every day after school, Batman made reading comics that much more real for me growing up.”
“Batman’s popularity will be forever linked with Adam West,” said Jim Lee, Publisher, DC Entertainment. “He brought joy to legions of fans around the world and was the gateway for many of them to discover or in some cases rediscover their love of comic books. He’ll be deeply missed.”
Actors who had the opportunity to play Batman on the big screen have also shared their reaction to West’s demise. Ben Affleck, the actor playing the current version of the Dark Knight also tweeted to honor West’s career.
Several other stars in Hollywood such as Val Kilmer, Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy have also expressed their reactions on Twitter. Fans can check out their tweets below.
Boston’s Fenway Park also honored Adam West by playing the original Batman track between innings. The video is embedded below.
Fans have also paid their tribute by placing flowers on West’s Hollywood Walk of fame. CNN Newsource has shared images of fans honoring the actor. Readers can check it out below.
Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it's done. @therealadamwest
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017
Adam West has passed. The Batman of my childhood. He brought us so much entertainment and was a truly class act. We'll miss u Adam pic.twitter.com/5ddeOrUCSp
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 10, 2017
Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met. A real gent. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) June 11, 2017
Flowers & a wreath have been placed on Adam West's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame- EN-24SA on Bit. pic.twitter.com/g6BEFsOMDf
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) June 10, 2017
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
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