Adam West Will Be Honored With Lighting of Bat-Signal From L.A. City Hall

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The late actor Adam West will be honored by Los Angeles with a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal from Los Angeles City Hall.

West died Friday of leukemia. He was 88.

Actors Burt Ward, left, as Robin, and Adam West, as Batman, ride in the Batmobile in a still from the television series “Batman” circa 1967. (Credit: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images)

The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series.

The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero.

According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck will join “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in tribute to West’s portrayal of the “Bright Knight.”

“Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter,” DC Entertainment’s invitation stated.

The ceremony is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday at City Hall’s Spring Street steps, 200 N. Spring St.

The West family is encouraging fans who are unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to either the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold.

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