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Adam West Remembered on Social Media: ‘You Were MY Batman’

Variety logo Variety 6/10/2017 Variety Staff

Entertainment figures who grew up with Adam West as their first Batman are mourning the actor’s death. West passed away at 88 after a short battle with leukemia on Friday.

While his family has already issued their own official statement on his death, West’s friends, fans, and Hollywood peers paid their respects to the superhero icon on social media Saturday morning.

Filmmaker Edgar Wright expressed his sadness on Twitter, referring to West as “MY Batman.”

Seth MacFarlane thanked West for all of his work on “Family Guy” over the course of 17 years. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done Mr. Mayor.,” he shared on Twitter. “You’re irreplaceable.”

Director Kevin Smith shared similar sentiments on Instagram, posting a photo of the Caped Crusader.

Many others like Mark Hamill, Matthew Modine, Greg Berlanti, and John Barrowman simply took time to share memories about their original Batman.

West’s family even took over his official Twitter page to honor their Bright Knight following his passing.

Born William West Anderson in 1928 in Walla Walla, Wash., the actor later adopted his stage name and began his career in earnest when he moved to Hawaii in the 1950s to star in a local children’s program.

He is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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