Bat-Signal to shine over Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

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DC Comics, the label that publishes Batman comics, is promoting the event at its website and is urging attendees to show up in costume.

Most fans probably don't realize that West was only the third actor to play the iconic dark knight on television and in movies.

Last week the sad news broke that original Batman actor Adam West had passed away after a short and surprising battle with Leukemia. LA is welcoming the public to this event and it will start at 9 p.m. sharp at City Hall (200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012).

"Tonight at Los Angeles' City Hall, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will join the good citizens of LA to light the iconic Bat-Signal in tribute to the late star".

On Thursday, the city of LA is holding a lighting on the skyline with the infamous bat-signal, which originated in the DC Comic Strip as a sign that the heroic Batman was needed. The legendary actor is fondly remembered for his portrayal of Gotham's caped crusader during the classic '60s Batman TV series and its subsequent feature film.

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The Batman television series made its grand debut on January 12, 1966 and ran for 120 episodes before wrapping up on March 14, 1968.

In April 2012, West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

While nothing has been altogether confirmed when it comes to the future of Family Guy, including if West had recorded more episodes prior to his death, the show will likely create some sort of further tribute down the road. A sequel, Batman vs. Two-Face with William Shatner as Two-Face, will be released later this year.

While Adam West will forever be remembered for his contributions to the Batman legacy, younger fans will perhaps be more familiar with his Family Guy role, making this the flawless tribute to touch a younger generation of fans.

West played the superhero straight for kids and amusing for adults. This tribute goes alongside a ceremony that is coming in Los Angeles where the famed Bat-Signal will be lit in his honor.

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