Bat signal to shine over L.A in honor of Adam West

News 16/06/2017

L.A mayor Eric Garcetti will light up the sky Thursday to remember the late 'Batman' actor, Adam West who died earlier this week.

Adam West will be honored Thursday night with a lighting of the iconic signal in Los Angeles, with the Mayor and L.A. Police Department Chief doing the honors.

The public is invited to the event. West who played the iconic superhero on the classic 1960s series Batman, died Saturday at 88. 

Tributes have poured in including one from the TV show's Robin, actor Burt Ward, that said the star never felt like he'd been held back by playing the superhero.

"People always asked Adam if he felt like he’d been typecast, if Batman had hurt his career. But I know he loved it. He loved being a star," wrote Ward.

For fans who can't make it to the ceremony, West's family is encouraging people to donate to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Hollywood Reporter