Adam West: Batman actor dies, aged 88 (standard.co.uk).
“Adam West, who starred as Batman in the classic camp 1960s TV series has died, aged 88. He died peacefully on Friday night after a ‘short but brave battle with leukaemia’, his family said. … His family said in a statement: ‘Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives.”
Indeed, a “Bright Knight” rather than the vigilante Dark Knight the caped crusader has became: Why is Batman a vigilante? (quora.com).
“Following news of his death, tributes began to pour in for the fan favourite. … Many of those expressing their sadness shared that West's portrayal of the Caped Crusader had been their childhood hero.”
Indeed, for many baby boomers and Generation X he was the reason they fell in love with superheroes.
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