Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88

"It's with great sadness that we are sharing this news.Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but courageous battle with leukemia", a family spokesperson wrote Saturday on the actor's Facebook page. "No. 1 was Frank Gorshin as Riddler, because Frank always played with manic intensity and it was good to play off", he said.

William West Anderson was born September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington. He officially changed his name and appeared in films including Geronimo, The Outlaws Is Coming, and the sci-fi flick Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and also won roles in film and television Westerns.

West played the superhero straight for kids and amusing for adults. "How lucky can a person get to be part of something that is a classic".

Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s TV series, has died. It also spawned a "Batman" feature film in 1966.

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More recently, he did the voice of nutty Mayor Adam West in the long-running "Family Guy" series. Most recently, in February of past year, The Big Bang Theory celebrated both its 200th Episode and the 50th Anniversary of Batman by having West on as a guest.

In 2016, seaking to Variety about what Batman had "come to mean to him over five decades", the actor quipped, "Money". "Some years ago I made an agreement with Batman". "And that is: if I am being turned down for other roles because of my association with Batman, then maybe what I should do is really embrace Batman". I just try to do it to make people happy and to make them laugh.

"Wherever I go in the world, there's such a wonderful rapport with our Batman that it's neat", he said. Why not? So I began to reengage myself with Batman. The cowl was very tight and I couldn't see down and around, but you deal with those things.

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 1989 file photo, actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom vehicle show in Chicago.

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