Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88.
West died peacefully in Los Angeles after a “short but brave battle” with leukaemia, a family spokesperson said.
His tongue-in-cheek portrayal of Batman and the superhero’s alter ego Bruce Wayne won a cult following.
He later struggled to find big acting roles, but won a new generation of fans in more recent times after joining the cast of Family Guy.
First appearing in season two in 2002, he voiced Quahog’s eccentric Mayor Adam West, described by series creator Seth MacFarlane as an “alternate universe”, satirised version of the actor.
List Of Actors Who has played Batman?
- Adam West -TV series (1966-68); Batman: The Movie (1966)
- Michael Keaton -Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)
- Val Kilmer -Batman Forever (1995)
- George Clooney – Batman and Robin (1997)
- Christian Bale – Batman Begins (2005); The Dark Knight (2008); The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Ben Affleck – Batman v Superman (2016); Justice League (2017)
West was born in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington state, and began his acting career in Hawaii in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.