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Adam West passed away on Friday at the age of 88, Variety reports. According to his rep, the actor died after a short battle with leukemia. “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,” his family said in a statement. Adam was best known for his role in the 1960s TV series Batman and as the mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.
Burt Ward, the Robin to Adam’s Batman, also released a statement to Variety remembering his good friend. “I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends,” he said. “Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. Our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.” Adam is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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