Adam West may be gone, but the actor who brought Batman to life in the hit television series won’t soon be forgotten. In fact, the city of Los Angeles has planned a fitting tribute to the actor that’ll undoubtedly go over well with fans of the caped crusader.
According to Deadline, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck are set to light a ceremonial bat-signal for the late actor on Thursday (June 15) night.
Using a spotlight, the city will project the infamous signal onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall, located at 200 N. Spring Street. The commemorative event is set after night falls on the city at around 9 p.m. PT.
In addition to the tribute, the actor’s surviving family have also requested that fans looking to pay tribute to the actor in other ways can consider contributing to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and/or Camp Rainbow Gold. The latter is an Idaho-based charity which aims to help children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
West, who passed away on Friday (June 9) at the age of 88 from leukemia, rose to fame in the 60s for playing Batman in the hit 60s television series centered around the Gotham crime fighter.
The Batman television series made its grand debut on Jan. 12, 1966 and ran for 120 episodes before wrapping up on March 14, 1968.
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