Los Angeles To Shine the Bat-Signal in Honor of Adam West

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The Bat-Signal has lit up Los Angeles City Hall in honour of the late Caped Crusader Adam West, days after his death.

Burt Ward, 71, who played Batman's sidekick Robin on the show, also took part.

Mayor Eric Garcetti, addressing the "citizens of Gotham", said "legendary" West outshone other Batman actors such as George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.

Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane also posted a lengthy tribute on his Twitter page, writing, "Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend".

Tonight, something pretty cool is going to be happening at Los Angeles City Hall - or should we say, Gotham City Hall? You obviously can not recast someone as "Adam West", and nor do we get the sense that this is something that Seth MacFarlane would even want to do to someone he considered to be a friend.

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West, who rose to fame as TV's Batman in the 1960s, portrayed a comically clueless version of himself on "Family Guy" who served as Mayor of the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island.

"People always asked Adam if he felt like he'd been typecast, if Batman had hurt his career". The iconic light will be projected onto the tower of city hall at Spring Street, so you will need to be able to see city hall in order to view it. He said: "Batman's popularity will be forever linked with Adam West".

Garcetti was joined by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and several notable guests who came to remember the iconic actor.

"He would tell you that we're all on this planet for such a very short period of time [and] to make the most of every day you're here", said Ward.

Adam West may be gone, but his legacy will live forever. FOX's special Family Guy tribute will air this Sunday, June 18, at 8:30/7:30c. Let's just hope that Batman vs.

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