Batman actors have paid tribute to Adam West, who played the caped crusader on TV in the 1960s, and sadly passed away on Friday.
A family spokesperson announced that West died after a “short but brave battle” with leukaemia at the age of 88. While his official Twitter also shared the sad news:
Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We'll miss him like crazy. We know you'll miss him too – West Family pic.twitter.com/8bkEq1C2ao
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) June 10, 2017
West was considered by many to be the ultimate Batman, and fellow actors who have also donned the iconic Batsuit or who are affiliated with the character, paid their tributes to West on Twitter:
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
Arnett voiced Batman in 2014’s The Lego Movie and this year’s The Lego Batman Movie:
RIP Adam West. You will always be Batman
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) June 10, 2017
Kilmer played the superhero in 1995’s Batman Forever:
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
Kevin Conroy voiced the Caped Crusader in Batman: The Animated Series:
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
Will Friedle voiced the Dark Knight in 2000 animation Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker:
— Will Friedle (@willfriedle) June 10, 2017
Mark Hamill voiced The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017
Burt Ward, who played Robin, West’s partner in the 60s TV show, told BBC Radio 5 Live that he will “miss him incredibly”:
“This is a wonderful man who I’ve spent 75% of the time on this earth working with, who has been a pleasure, just amazing talent, a great father, a great family man, a wonderful human being. It’s very difficult to really believe that the end has come.” he said.
West was also known for his comedic role in Family Guy. He will be sorely missed.