Adam West, TV's Batman, Passes Away

I didn't grow up watching Adam West's Batman on TV, but I always felt the reach the show had. It introduced Batman to many people, both here and internationally. It was only when I was older that I saw the show and, of course, it wasn't my Batman. My Batman was dark and brooding and Adam West was anything but. However, his Batman was just as necessary and just as iconic. Today we all learned that the great Adam West passed away at the age of 88. Fans and celebrities alike expressed their condolences across social media.

Grateful and never bitter, the actor once explained that while he loved the fans and his time on the show, he believed there was many a part that he audtioned for that went elsewhere because he was typecast. In his later years he ended up as a reccuring character on the hit aniamted comedy Family Guy. Even into his eighties, Adam West had the gift of gab, and, according to creator and showrunner Seth MacFarlane, he "knew comedy". Through his comedy, we all felt like we knew a little bit of Adam. Thank you for everything you did, Adam.