While we have seen many iterations of Batman, West will always remain, in the eyes of many, as the original.
They also shared a heartfelt message on Facebook that read, "It's with great sadness that we are sharing this news.Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but fearless battle with leukemia".
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His dozens of other film and television roles, from westerns to police dramas, seemed to be forgotten, as popular culture remembered him for a single role on a half-hour adventure comedy that lasted just three seasons, from 1966 to 1968. "I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends".
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There's no doubt that Adam West helped define many of our childhoods, whether as Batman or Mayor.
"We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together, Ward told the entertainment trade paper Variety". Late in his life, he often appeared as himself on numerous TV series and did voice work for shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama and others. I will miss him in the physical world and savour him always in the world of imagination and creativity. We'll miss him like insane.
West also revisited the role of Batman in the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which reunited him with his former co-stars Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). He was truly the Bright Night'. He took on the role of Batman in 1966, after producer William Dozier saw him performing the James Bond-esque spy Captain Q in a Nestle Quik commercial.
Eventually he came to accept that his identity was closely intertwined with the masked crime-fighting hero in the black cape whether he liked it or not. West voiced himself in over 100 episodes for the animated show from 2000 to 2017. West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2012. The actor was 88 years old.