Actor Adam West who portrayed Batman in the classic 1960s television series, died Friday night in Los Angeles.
The actor passed away at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia and was surrounded by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
After the ABC show died out, West struggled with being typecast and had a hard time with his career until he came back with work on Family Guy.
‘Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,’ his family said in a statement
His family also posted to Facebook after his passing.
‘It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news… Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia,’ his family wrote.
‘He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him.