Los Angeles became Gotham City last night as the Bat-Signal glowed at City Hall in honor of the late Adam West. The actor, who played Batman in the classic 1960's television show of the same name, passed away last Friday night at the age of 88 following a short battle with Leukemia.
Hundreds of fans gathered for the event, cheering as Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the signal and splashed the iconic logo on the side of City Hall.
"Like you, we all spent many hours in front of the TV, same bat time, same bat channel," Mayor Garcetti told the crowd. "Adam West taught us each one of us had a heart of gold."
He concluded: "There will never be another Batman like Adam West and there will never be another Adam West."
A red Bat-Phone, just like the one Gotham City’s Commissioner James Gordon used to chat with Batman in the TV series, was on display at the event. A pair of red-and-black, sharp-finned Batmobiles were also present, which fans were more than eager to take pictures with.
West's wife and children also attended the event, along with Batman co-star Burt Ward.
Rest in Peace, Bright Knight! There really will never be another Batman quite like yours!
Source: NBC News
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